Law360’s Guide To Trump’s Judicial Picks

Updated July 31, 2018 5:00 p.m. | President Donald Trump has an unusual opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary as the number of vacancies at the start of his term was higher than for any president in the past three decades.

Appointment Scorecard Circuit Courts of Appeals

13 vacant

seats 11 pending

nominations 24 confirmed


U.S. District Courts

106 vacant

seats 69 pending

nominations 20 confirmed


There were only about 40 federal court vacancies when President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, and...

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