Law360’s Guide To Trump’s Judicial Picks

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

Updated March 6, 2018 11:00 a.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

15 vacant

seats 10 pending

nominations 14 confirmed


U.S. District Courts

112 vacant

seats 45 pending

nominations 14 confirmed


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