Law360’s Guide To Trump’s Judicial Picks

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

Updated April 13, 2018 4:30 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

15 vacant

seats 13 pending

nominations 14 confirmed


U.S. District Courts

109 vacant

seats 60 pending

nominations 17 confirmed


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