Law360's Guide To Trump's Judicial Picks

By Jimmy Hoover and Michael Macagnone | October 3, 2017, 4:35 PM EDT

Updated Feb. 16, 2018 4:00 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

16 vacant

seats 11 pending

nominations 13 confirmed


U.S. District Courts

116 vacant

seats 49 pending

nominations 10 confirmed


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