Judicial appointment history for United States federal courts

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The appointment of federal judges for United States federal courts has become viewed as a political process in the last several decades.[1][2] The tables below provide the composition of the Supreme and the Courts of Appeals at the end of each four year presidential term, as well as the District Courts at the current time, categorizing the judges by the presidential term during which they were nominated for their seat.

As of October 6, 2018, of the 9 seats on the Supreme Court, 5 are filled by judges appointed by a Republican president, and 4 are filled by judges appointed by a Democratic president.[3][4][5] As of July 17, 2019, of the 13 federal appeals courts, Democratic appointees have a majority on 7, Republican appointees have a majority on 5, and 1 federal appeals court is equally divided between Democratic and Republican appointees.[6][7][8][9][10] Finally, as of July 18, 2019, Democratic appointees have a majority of district court seats in 9 circuit jurisdictions, while Republican appointees have a majority of district court seats in 3 circuit jurisdictions.[11][12] However, the party of the president who appointed a judge is not always a good indicator of that judge's judicial philosophy and place on the political spectrum.[13]

Contents

Supreme Court[edit]

The Supreme Court of the United States was established by the Constitution of the United States. Originally, the Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number of justices at six. Subsequently, the United States Congress increased the number of justices to seven in 1807, nine in 1837, and ten in 1863. The Judiciary Act of 1869 reduced the number to nine once again.

As of October 6, 2018:[14]

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
DDE
1
Current 9 5 4 - 2 - 2 2 - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
2016 9 4 4 1 - - 2 2 - - 2 1 1 - - - - - - - -
2012 9 5 4 - - - 2 2 - - 2 1 2 - - - - - - - -
2008 9 7 2 - - - - 2 - - 2 2 2 - - 1 - - - - -
2004 9 7 2 - - - - - - - 2 2 3 1 - 1 - - - - -
2000 9 7 2 - - - - - - - 2 2 3 1 - 1 - - - - -
1996 9 7 2 - - - - - - - 2 2 3 1 - 1 - - - - -
1992 9 8 1 - - - - - - - - 2 3 1 - 1 1 - 1 - -
1988 9 7 2 - - - - - - - - - 3 1 - 1 1 1 1 - 1
1984 9 7 2 - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1 4 1 1 - 1
1980 9 7 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 4 1 1 1 1
Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
DDE
1
HST
2
FDR
/HST
FDR
3
FDR
2
FDR
1
HCH JCC
2
WGH
/JCC
TWW
2
TWW
1
WHT
1976 9 7 2 - 1 4 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
1972 9 6 3 - - 4 1 1 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - -
1968 9 4 5 - - - 2 1 1 3 - - - 2 - - - - - - -
1964 9 4 5 - - - - 2 - 1 3 1 - - 2 - - - - - -
1960 9 5 4 - - - - - 2 3 1 - - 3 - - - - - - -
1956 9 3 6 - - - - - - 3 1 1 - 4 - - - - - - -
1952 9 0 9 - - - - - - - 2 2 1 4 - - - - - - -
1948 9 0 9 - - - - - - - - 2 2 5 - - - - - - -
1944 9 2 7 - - - - - - - - - 3 5 - 1 - - - - -
1940 9 3 6 - - - - - - - - - - 5 - 2 1 - - 1 -
1936 9 7 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 1 2 - 2 1
1932 9 7 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 1 2 - 2 1

Courts of appeals[edit]

The United States Courts of Appeals were established by the Judiciary Act of 1891 as "United States circuit courts of appeals" (the name was changed to its current form in 1948). The act authorized 19 appellate judgeships in 9 circuits. Since then, the number of authorized appellate judgeships has increased to 179.[15]

Summary of 13 circuits combined[edit]

As of July 17, 2019:[14]

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
DDE
1
Current 179 93 82 4 43 24 26 18 17 18 14 6 4 4 - 1 - - - - -
2016 179 72 90 17 - 25 28 23 26 22 14 9 7 6 1 1 - - - - -
2012 179 84 78 17 - - 30 24 30 26 17 12 10 7 5 1 - - - - -
2008* 178 100 66 12 - - - 24 32 34 25 21 15 7 7 1 - - - - -
2004 179 94 69 16 - - - - 35 35 25 29 20 8 9 1 1 - - - -
2000 179 76 78 25 - - - - - 35 29 35 28 11 14 1 1 - - - -
1996 179 105 53 21 - - - - - - 29 40 45 14 22 3 2 1 1 1 -
1992 179 119 42 18 - - - - - - - 40 50 20 40 5 3 1 1 1 -
1988 168 96 62 10 - - - - - - - - 50 26 53 9 10 8 1 1 -
1984 168 66 76 26 - - - - - - - - - 33 57 15 17 14 5 1 -
1980 140 50 86 4 - - - - - - - - - - 59 16 30 19 8 2 1
  • There were temporarily 178 existing appellate federal judgeships, due to the elimination of a 12th seat on the D.C. Circuit by Section 509 of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007.[16] The Act also provided for the creation of a 29th seat on the Ninth Circuit in January 2009 which increased the number of authorized appellate judgeships to 179 again.

As of July 17, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
DDE
1
Current 100% 52% 46% 3% 24% 13% 15% 10% 9% 10% 8% 3% 2% 2% - 1% - - - - -
2016 100% 40% 50% 9% - 14% 16% 13% 15% 12% 8% 5% 4% 3% 1% 1% - - - - -
2012 100% 47% 44% 9% - - 17% 13% 17% 15% 9% 7% 6% 4% 3% 1% - - - - -
2008 100% 56% 37% 7% - - - 13% 18% 19% 14% 12% 8% 4% 4% 1% - - - - -
2004 100% 53% 39% 9% - - - - 20% 20% 14% 16% 11% 4% 5% 1% 1% - - - -
2000 100% 42% 44% 14% - - - - - 20% 16% 20% 16% 6% 8% 1% 1% - - - -
1996 100% 59% 30% 12% - - - - - - 16% 22% 25% 8% 12% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% -
1992 100% 67% 23% 10% - - - - - - - 22% 28% 11% 22% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% -
1988 100% 57% 37% 6% - - - - - - - - 30% 16% 32% 5% 6% 5% 1% 1% -
1984 100% 39% 45% 16% - - - - - - - - - 20% 34% 9% 10% 8% 3% 1% -
1980 100% 36% 61% 3% - - - - - - - - - - 42% 11% 21% 14% 6% 1% 1%

Partisan mix of the circuit courts[edit]

As of July 17, 2019:

Appeals Court
(in numerical order)
Percentage
of occupied seats
appointed
by
Republicans
Percentage
of occupied seats
appointed
by
Democrats
Republican/
Democrat/
vacant
Percentage
of total seats
appointed
by
Republicans
Percentage
of total seats
appointed
by
Democrats
Percentage
of total seats
currently
vacant
1st 33% 67% 2 / 4 / 0 33% 67% 0%
2nd 45% 55% 5 / 6 / 2 38% 46% 15%
3rd 57% 43% 8 / 6 / 0 57% 43% 0%
4th 40% 60% 6 / 9 / 0 40% 60% 0%
5th 69% 31% 11 / 5 / 1 65% 29% 6%
6th 69% 31% 11 / 5 / 0 69% 31% 0%
7th 82% 18% 9 / 2 / 0 82% 18% 0%
8th 91% 9% 10 / 1 / 0 91% 9% 0%
9th 43% 57% 12 / 16 / 1 41% 55% 3%
10th 42% 58% 5 / 7 / 0 42% 58% 0%
11th 50% 50% 6 / 6 / 0 50% 50% 0%
D.C. 36% 64% 4 / 7 / 0 36% 64% 0%
Federal 33% 67% 4 / 8 / 0 33% 67% 0%
Total of 13 circuits 53% 47% 93 / 82 / 4 52% 46% 2%

First Circuit[edit]

As of May 23, 2014:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
Current 6 2 4 - - 2 1 - 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - -
2016 6 2 4 - - 2 1 - 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - -
2012 6 3 2 1 - - 1 - 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - - -
2008 6 3 2 1 - - - - 1 1 1 1 - 1 - - - -
2004 6 4 2 - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
2000 6 4 2 - - - - - - 1 1 2 1 1 - - - -
1996 6 5 1 - - - - - - - 1 3 1 1 - - - -
1992 6 5 1 - - - - - - - - 3 1 1 1 - - -
1988 6 3 3 - - - - - - - - - 1 1 2 - 1 1
1984 6 2 3 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 2 - 1 1
1980 4 1 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 1 1

Second Circuit[edit]

As of June 30, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
Current 13 5 6 2 3 - 3 1 1 2 1 - - - - - - - -
2016 13 4 7 2 - - 4 1 2 2 1 1 - - - - - - -
2012 13 5 8 - - - 5 1 3 2 1 1 - - - - - - -
2008 13 6 6 1 - - - 1 4 4 2 1 - - - - - - -
2004 13 6 7 - - - - - 4 5 2 2 - - - - - - -
2000 13 2 10 1 - - - - - 5 4 2 - - 1 - - - -
1996 13 5 6 2 - - - - - - 4 3 1 1 2 - - - -
1992 13 10 2 1 - - - - - - - 3 3 3 2 1 - - -
1988 13 9 3 1 - - - - - - - - 3 4 2 1 1 1 -
1984 13 7 4 2 - - - - - - - - - 4 2 2 1 1 1
1980 11 6 4 1 - - - - - - - - - - 2 2 4 1 1

Third Circuit[edit]

As of July 17, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
Current 14 8 6 - 4 3 1 3 1 1 1 - - - - - - -
2016 14 5 7 2 - 3 2 3 2 1 1 - - - - - - -
2012 14 6 7 1 - - 2 3 2 3 1 - 1 - 1 - - -
2008 14 6 6 2 - - - 3 2 4 1 - 1 - 1 - - -
2004 14 7 6 1 - - - - 4 4 1 2 1 - 1 - - -
2000 14 6 6 2 - - - - - 4 1 2 3 1 1 - - -
1996 14 11 2 1 - - - - - - 1 3 7 1 1 - - -
1992 14 11 1 2 - - - - - - - 3 7 1 1 - - -
1988 12 9 3 - - - - - - - - - 7 1 2 - 1 1
1984 12 6 4 2 - - - - - - - - - 1 2 1 4 2
1980 10 6 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 5 2

Fourth Circuit[edit]

As of March 21, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
Current 15 6 9 - 3 1 5 1 - 2 1 1 - 1 - - - - - -
2016 15 5 10 - - 1 5 1 2 3 1 1 - 1 - - - - - -
2012 15 5 10 - - - 6 1 2 3 1 1 - 1 - - - - - -
2008 15 6 5 4 - - - 1 2 3 2 2 - 1 - - - - - -
2004 15 8 5 2 - - - - 2 3 2 3 1 1 - - 1 - - -
2000 15 6 5 4 - - - - - 3 2 3 1 1 - - 1 - - -
1996 15 9 4 2 - - - - - - 2 4 1 1 2 1 2 - - -
1992 15 9 3 3 - - - - - - - 4 1 1 3 1 2 - - -
1988 11 6 5 - - - - - - - - - 1 2 4 1 2 1 - -
1984 11 6 5 - - - - - - - - - - 3 4 1 2 1 - -
1980 10 4 6 - - - - - - - - - - - 4 1 2 2 - 1

Fifth Circuit[edit]

As of July 19, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
DDE
1
Current 17 11 5 1 5 1 2 4 - - 2 - 2 - - - - - - - -
2016 17 9 5 3 - 1 2 4 2 - 2 - 2 1 - - - - - - -
2012 17 10 5 2 - - 2 4 2 - 2 - 2 2 1 - - - - - -
2008 17 13 4 - - - - 4 2 - 3 3 2 2 1 - - - - - -
2004 17 11 4 2 - - - - 2 - 3 4 2 3 1 - - - - - -
2000 17 9 5 3 - - - - - - 4 4 2 3 1 - - - - - -
1996 17 11 6 - - - - - - - 4 4 3 4 2 - - - - - -
1992 17 11 2 4 - - - - - - - 4 3 4 2 - - - - - -
1988 16 9 6 1 - - - - - - - - 3 4 6 1 1 - - - -
1984 16 7 7 2 - - - - - - - - - 5 7 1 1 - - - -
1980 14 3 10 1 - - - - - - - - - - 8 1 1 2 - - 1
  • The 5th Circuit judges who were transferred to the 11th Circuit in 1981 are not included in the 5th Circuit numbers for 1980 for trend comparison purposes.

Sixth Circuit[edit]

As of March 11, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
Current 16 11 5 - 6 - 2 3 2 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
2016 16 10 5 1 - - 2 4 4 1 2 1 1 - - - - - - -
2012 16 10 6 - - - 2 4 4 1 2 1 1 - 1 - - - - -
2008 16 10 6 - - - - 4 4 2 3 1 1 - 1 - - - - -
2004 16 6 6 4 - - - - 4 2 3 1 1 - 1 - - - - -
2000 16 5 7 4 - - - - - 2 3 3 2 - 2 - - - - -
1996 16 7 6 3 - - - - - - 3 3 4 - 3 - - - - -
1992 16 9 5 2 - - - - - - - 3 5 1 5 - - - - -
1988 16 10 5 1 - - - - - - - - 5 3 5 1 1 - - -
1984 16 6 6 4 - - - - - - - - - 4 5 1 1 - 1 -
1980 11 3 7 1 - - - - - - - - - - 6 1 1 - 1 1

Seventh Circuit[edit]

As of May 23, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
Current 11 9 2 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 1 2 1 - - - - -
2016 11 6 3 2 - - 1 - 1 1 1 1 2 2 - - - - -
2012 11 7 3 1 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 - - - - -
2008 11 7 3 1 - - - 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 - - - - -
2004 11 8 3 - - - - - 1 1 2 1 4 2 - - - - -
2000 11 8 3 - - - - - - 1 2 1 4 3 - - - - -
1996 11 8 3 - - - - - - - 2 1 4 3 - - - 1 -
1992 11 9 2 - - - - - - - - 1 4 3 1 1 - 1 -
1988 11 9 2 - - - - - - - - - 4 3 1 2 - 1 -
1984 11 6 2 3 - - - - - - - - - 4 1 2 - 1 -
1980 9 4 4 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 2 2 1

Eighth Circuit[edit]

As of December 12, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
Current 11 10 1 - 4 1 - 1 4 - - 1 - - - - - -
2016 11 8 1 2 - 1 - 1 5 - - 1 1 - - - - -
2012 11 9 2 - - - - 1 6 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
2008 11 9 2 - - - - 1 6 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
2004 11 9 2 - - - - - 6 1 1 2 1 - - - - -
2000 11 6 4 1 - - - - - 1 1 3 2 1 2 - - -
1996 11 8 3 - - - - - - - 1 3 3 2 2 - - -
1992 11 9 2 - - - - - - - - 3 3 3 2 - - -
1988 10 6 3 1 - - - - - - - - 3 3 2 - - 1
1984 10 4 5 1 - - - - - - - - - 3 2 - 1 3
1980 9 3 5 1 - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 2 3

Ninth Circuit[edit]

As of July 9, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
Current[17] 29 12 16 1 7 2 5 2 3 8 1 - - - - - - - -
2016 29 7 18 4 - 2 5 3 3 9 1 - 1 - 1 - - - -
2012 29 9 19 1 - - 5 3 4 11 1 - 2 - 2 - - - -
2008 28 11 16 1 - - - 3 4 11 2 2 2 - 3 - - - -
2004 28 8 16 4 - - - - 4 11 2 2 2 - 3 - - - -
2000 28 7 18 3 - - - - - 11 3 4 3 - 4 - - - -
1996 28 11 9 8 - - - - - - 3 4 7 - 5 - - - 1
1992 28 15 12 1 - - - - - - - 4 7 3 11 - 1 - 1
1988 28 12 13 3 - - - - - - - - 7 3 12 - 2 - 1
1984 28 8 16 4 - - - - - - - - - 3 15 3 2 - 1
1980 23 7 16 - - - - - - - - - - - 15 3 4 - 1
  • SEC. 509. of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007[16] provided for the creation of a 29th seat on the Ninth Circuit in January 2009.

Tenth Circuit[edit]

As of May 17, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
Current 12 5 7 - 2 4 1 1 2 - 2 - - - - - - - -
2016 12 5 7 - - 4 1 2 2 - 2 1 - - - - - - -
2012 12 6 3 3 - - 1 2 3 - 2 1 - - - - - - -
2008 12 8 4 - - - - 2 4 - 4 1 1 - - - - - -
2004 12 7 5 - - - - - 4 - 4 1 2 - 1 - - - -
2000 12 5 5 2 - - - - - - 4 1 4 - 1 - - - -
1996 12 7 5 - - - - - - - 4 1 6 - 1 - - - -
1992 12 7 3 2 - - - - - - - 1 6 - 3 - - - -
1988 10 6 4 - - - - - - - - - 6 - 3 - - 1 -
1984 10 1 4 5 - - - - - - - - - - 3 - 1 1 -
1980 8 3 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - 3 1 1

Eleventh Circuit[edit]

As of August 3, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
Current 12 6 6 - 3 2 2 - 1 2 - 1 - - - 1 - -
2016 12 3 8 1 - 3 2 - 1 3 - 1 - - - 1 - -
2012 12 4 6 2 - - 2 - 1 3 1 2 - - - 1 - -
2008 12 7 5 - - - - - 1 3 1 4 1 - 1 1 - -
2004 12 7 5 - - - - - 1 3 1 4 1 - 1 1 - -
2000 12 6 5 1 - - - - - 3 1 4 1 - 1 1 - -
1996 12 8 2 2 - - - - - - 1 4 2 - 1 2 - -
1992 12 8 3 1 - - - - - - - 4 2 - 3 2 - -
1988 12 6 6 - - - - - - - - - 2 - 6 3 1 -
1984 12 4 8 - - - - - - - - - - - 7 3 1 1
1980 12 4 8 - - - - - - - - - - - 7 3 1 1
  • The 11th Circuit was created in 1981. The judges that were transferred from the 5th Circuit to the 11th Circuit are shown in 1980 for trend comparison purposes.

D.C. Circuit[edit]

As of March 18, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
Current 11 4 7 - 2 4 - 1 - 1 2 1 - - - - - - -
2016 11 4 7 - - 4 - 3 - 1 2 1 - - - - - - -
2012 11 5 3 3 - - - 3 - 1 2 1 1 - - - - - -
2008* 11 6 3 2 - - - 3 - 1 2 1 2 - - - - - -
2004 12 5 4 3 - - - - 1 1 2 2 2 - 1 - - - -
2000 12 5 4 3 - - - - - 1 2 2 3 - 1 - - - -
1996 12 6 4 2 - - - - - - 2 2 4 - 2 - - - -
1992 12 7 4 1 - - - - - - - 2 5 - 4 - - - -
1988 12 6 5 1 - - - - - - - - 5 1 4 - - 1 -
1984 12 3 7 2 - - - - - - - - - 3 4 - - 2 1
1980 11 3 8 - - - - - - - - - - - 4 - 3 2 2
  • SEC. 509. of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007[16] eliminated the 12th seat on the D.C. Circuit.

Federal Circuit[edit]

As of July 8, 2015:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC RMN
/GRF
RMN
1
LBJ
2
JFK
/LBJ
DDE
2
Current 12 4 8 - - 4 3 1 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - -
2016 12 4 8 - - 4 3 1 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - -
2012 12 5 4 3 - - 3 1 1 1 - 2 - 1 - - - - - -
2008 12 8 4 - - - - 1 1 3 1 3 2 1 - - - - - -
2004 12 8 4 - - - - - 1 3 1 4 2 1 - - - - - -
2000 12 7 4 1 - - - - - 3 1 4 2 1 - - - - - -
1996 12 10 1 1 - - - - - - 1 5 3 1 - - - - - 1
1992 12 10 1 1 - - - - - - - 5 3 1 1 - - - - 1
1988 12 7 3 2 - - - - - - - - 3 2 3 - 1 - - 1
1984 12 7 5 - - - - - - - - - - 2 3 1 3 1 1 1
1980 11 6 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 3 1 4 1 1 1
  • The Federal Circuit was created in 1982. The judges from the courts that were combined into the Federal Circuit are shown in 1980 for trend comparison purposes.

District Courts[edit]

Summary of 91 District Courts[edit]

As of July 18, 2019:[14]

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC
Current 678 251 321 106 82 128 133 74 74 35 24 9 8 4 1
  • Congress has authorized 677 district judgeships as of 2019, including 667 permanent judgeships and 10 temporary judgeships.[18] However, the number of active judgeships may be higher because some judges are concurrently appointed to more than one judgeship.

Partisan mix of the District Courts[edit]

As of July 18, 2019:

District Courts
under the
Appeals Court
Percentage
of occupied seats
appointed
by
Republicans
Percentage
of occupied seats
appointed
by
Democrats
Republican/
Democrat/
vacant
Percentage
of total seats
appointed
by
Republicans
Percentage
of total seats
appointed
by
Democrats
Percentage
of total seats
currently
vacant
1st 44% 56% 11 / 14 / 4 38% 48% 14%
2nd 21% 79% 10 / 38 / 14 16% 61% 23%
3rd 48% 52% 21 / 23 / 15 36% 39% 25%
4th 43% 57% 21 / 28 / 7 38% 50% 13%
5th 60% 40% 44 / 29 / 10 53% 35% 12%
6th 50% 50% 28 / 28 / 7 44% 44% 11%
7th 28% 72% 11 / 28 / 8 23% 60% 17%
8th 30% 70% 12 / 28 / 4 27% 64% 9%
9th 35% 65% 30 / 56 / 24 27% 51% 22%
10th 61% 39% 20 / 13 / 8 49% 32% 20%
11th 62% 38% 39 / 24 / 6 57% 35% 9%
D.C. 27% 73% 4 / 11 / 0 27% 73% 0%
Total of 91 District Courts 44% 56% 251 / 320 / 107 37% 47% 16%

District Courts in the First Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the First Circuit[edit]

As of May 13, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC
Current 29 11 14 4 2 7 4 4 2 - 2 2 1 - 1

Maine[edit]

As of October 17, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 3 1 2 - 1 1 1

Massachusetts[edit]

As of January 1, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 13 3 8 2 - 4 2 - 1 - 2 1 1

New Hampshire[edit]

As of December 17, 2013:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB
Current 3 2 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - 1

Puerto Rico[edit]

As of May 13, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
JEC
Current 7 4 2 1 1 1 - 3 - - - - - - 1

Rhode Island[edit]

As of October 1, 2015:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 3 1 1 1 - - 1 - 1

District Courts in the Second Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Second Circuit[edit]

As of May 13, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 62 10 38 14 1 17 14 7 2 6 1

Connecticut[edit]

As of September 13, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 8 2 5 1 1 2 1 1 - 2

New York (Eastern District)[edit]

As of May 13, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 15 4 6 5 - 4 2 3 1

New York (Northern District)[edit]

As of January 1, 2016:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 5 1 3 1 - 1 1 1 - 1

New York (Southern District)[edit]

As of March 1, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 28 3 19 6 - 6 9 2 1 3 1

New York (Western District)[edit]

As of October 29, 2015:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
Current 4 - 3 1 - 3

Vermont[edit]

As of December 21, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 2 - 2 - - 1 1

District Courts in the Third Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Third Circuit[edit]

As of July 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 59 21 23 15 7 11 11 6 8 1

Delaware[edit]

As of August 9, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 4 2 2 - 2 - 2

New Jersey[edit]

As of May 16, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 17 4 7 6 - 3 4 3 1

Pennsylvania (Eastern District)[edit]

As of May 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 22 9 9 4 2 8 - 2 5 1

Pennsylvania (Middle District)[edit]

As of October 11, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 6 2 3 1 - - 3 - 2

Pennsylvania (Western District)[edit]

As of July 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 10 5 2 3 4 - 2 1

District Courts in the Fourth Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Fourth Circuit[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 56 21 28 7 4 7 15 11 3 1 5 2 - 1

Maryland[edit]

As of March 3, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 10 1 8 1 - 3 4 - 1 - 1

North Carolina (Eastern District)[edit]

As of December 31, 2005:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 4 3 - 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - 1

North Carolina (Middle District)[edit]

As of January 31, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 4 2 2 - - 1 1 2

North Carolina (Western District)[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 5 4 1 - 1 - 1 3

South Carolina[edit]

As of February 28, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB
Current 10 3 5 2 1 1 4 - 1 - - 1

Virginia (Eastern District)[edit]

As of June 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB
Current 11 5 5 1 1 1 2 3 - - 2 1

Virginia (Western District)[edit]

As of December 11, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 4 - 3 1 - 1 1 - - - 1

West Virginia (Northern District)[edit]

As of November 5, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 3 2 1 - 1 - 1 1

West Virginia (Southern District)[edit]

As of November 1, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 5 1 3 1 - - 1 1 - 1 1

District Courts in the Fifth Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Fifth Circuit[edit]

As of June 21, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 83 43 29 11 16 9 11 4 17 4 5 1 3 2

Louisiana (Eastern District)[edit]

As of June 21, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 12 6 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 1 2 - - 1

Louisiana (Middle District)[edit]

As of July 18, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 3 - 3 - - 2 1

Louisiana (Western District)[edit]

As of June 6, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 7 5 1 1 4 - 1 - 1

Mississippi (Northern District)[edit]

As of June 2, 2014:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 3 2 1 - - 1 - 1 1

Mississippi (Southern District)[edit]

As of April 30, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 6 3 1 2 - - 1 2 - - - - 1

Texas (Eastern District)[edit]

As of May 14, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 8 4 3 1 3 2 1 - 1

Texas (Northern District)[edit]

As of June 21, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 12 6 2 4 2 - - 1 3 2

Texas (Southern District)[edit]

As of April 25, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 19 9 8 3 2 3 3 - 3 1 1 1 2 1

Texas (Western District)[edit]

As of September 18, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 13 8 4 1 2 1 1 - 6 - 2

District Courts in the Sixth Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Sixth Circuit[edit]

As of July 18, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 63 28 28 7 11 10 7 11 6 6 5

Kentucky (Eastern District)[edit]

As of June 12, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 6 6 - - 2 - - 1 3

Kentucky (Western District)[edit]

As of June 9, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
Current 5 2 2 1 2 2

Michigan (Eastern District)[edit]

As of November 4, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 15 3 11 1 - 4 3 3 - 2 2

Michigan (Western District)[edit]

As of January 31, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 4 3 - 1 - - - 3

Ohio (Northern District)[edit]

As of June 30, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 11 4 6 1 1 - 2 2 1 2 2

Ohio (Southern District)[edit]

As of June 14, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 8 2 3 3 1 - 1 - 1 1 1

Tennessee (Eastern District)[edit]

As of July 18, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 5 3 2 - 1 2 - 1 1

Tennessee (Middle District)[edit]

As of October 18, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 4 2 2 - 2 1 - - - 1

Tennessee (Western District)[edit]

As of November 8, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 5 3 2 - 2 1 1 1

District Courts in the Seventh Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Seventh Circuit[edit]

As of July 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 47 11 28 8 4 10 13 2 3 4 1 - 1 1

Illinois (Central District)[edit]

As of March 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 4 - 4 - - 1 3

Illinois (Northern District)[edit]

As of May 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
RWR
1
Current 22 3 14 5 - 5 6 2 - 2 1 - - 1

Illinois (Southern District)[edit]

As of March 31, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
Current 4 - 2 2 - 2

Indiana (Northern District)[edit]

As of July 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 5 4 1 - 2 - 1 - 2

Indiana (Southern District)[edit]

As of November 5, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 5 2 3 - 2 - 2 - - 1

Wisconsin (Eastern District)[edit]

As of March 31, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 5 2 2 1 - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1

Wisconsin (Western District)[edit]

As of April 26, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 2 - 2 - - 1 1

District Courts in the Eighth Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Eighth Circuit[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 44 12 28 4 4 10 14 5 3 3 1

Arkansas (Eastern District)[edit]

As of March 31, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 5 1 3 1 - 1 2 1

Arkansas (Western District)[edit]

As of February 14, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 3 - 3 - - 1 2

Iowa (Northern District)[edit]

As of March 2, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
Current 2 1 1 - 1 1

Iowa (Southern District)[edit]

As of February 16, 2016:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 3 1 2 - - 1 1 1

Minnesota[edit]

As of September 13, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 7 4 3 - 2 1 1 1 1 - 1

Missouri (Eastern District)[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 9 3 5 1 1 1 3 1 1 1

Missouri (Western District)[edit]

As of January 3, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 7 1 6 - - 3 2 1 - 1

Nebraska[edit]

As of December 1, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 3 - 2 1 - 1 1

North Dakota[edit]

As of October 12, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 2 1 - 1 - - - - 1

South Dakota[edit]

As of May 6, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 3 - 3 - - - 2 - - 1

District Courts in the Ninth Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Ninth Circuit[edit]

As of February 28, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 110 30 56 24 4 26 24 12 13 5 1 - 1

Alaska[edit]

As of December 31, 2015:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 3 1 1 1 - - 1 1

Arizona[edit]

As of January 4, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 13 3 7 3 2 6 1 1

California (Central District)[edit]

As of December 30, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 28 11 9 9 - 2 5 4 6 2 - - 1

California (Eastern District)[edit]

As of May 1, 2016:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 6 3 3 - - 2 1 2 1

California (Northern District)[edit]

As of December 19, 2014:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 14 1 13 - - 6 5 - 1 2

California (Southern District)[edit]

As of January 23, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 13 4 4 5 - 1 3 1 3

Hawaii[edit]

As of August 3, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 4 2 2 - 1 1 1 1

Idaho[edit]

As of January 2, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 2 1 1 - 1 - - - - - 1

Montana[edit]

As of December 18, 2013:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 3 - 3 - - 2 1

Nevada[edit]

As of June 29, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 7 - 5 2 - 3 2

Oregon[edit]

As of February 5, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 6 1 4 1 - 1 2 - 1 1

Washington (Eastern District)[edit]

As of January 27, 2016:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 4 - 4 - - 2 2

Washington (Western District)[edit]

As of February 28, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 7 3 - 4 - - - 2 1

District Courts in the Tenth Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Tenth Circuit[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 41 20 13 8 7 4 7 5 7 1 1 - 1

Colorado[edit]

As of May 7, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 7 3 3 1 1 1 2 2

Kansas[edit]

As of August 3, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 6 4 2 - 2 1 - 1 1 1

New Mexico[edit]

As of July 25, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 7 3 3 2 - 1 - - 3 - 1

Oklahoma (Eastern District)[edit]

As of August 1, 2017:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 2 1 - 1 - - - - 1

Oklahoma (Northern District)[edit]

As of March 14, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 4 2 1 1 - - 1 1 1

Oklahoma (Western District)[edit]

As of April 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 7 5 - 3 3 - - 1 1

Utah[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
Current 5 1 3 1 1 1 2

Wyoming[edit]

As of June 1, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB RWR
2
Current 3 1 2 - - - 2 - - - - - 1

District Courts in the Eleventh Circuit[edit]

Summary of all District Courts in the Eleventh Circuit[edit]

As of July 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB
Current 69 39 24 6 19 12 9 6 10 3 - 4

Alabama (Middle District)[edit]

As of May 1, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT
Current 3 2 - 1 2

Alabama (Northern District)[edit]

As of June 18, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 8 6 2 - 3 1 1 - 3

Alabama (Southern District)[edit]

As of September 4, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 3 3 - - 2 - - 1

Florida (Middle District)[edit]

As of June 12, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB
Current 15 7 6 2 2 4 2 2 2 - - 1

Florida (Northern District)[edit]

As of July 10, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 4 3 1 - 2 - 1 - 1

Florida (Southern District)[edit]

As of June 14, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
GHWB
Current 18 9 7 2 3 3 2 - 3 2 - 3

Georgia (Middle District)[edit]

As of March 7, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
Current 4 2 2 - 1 1 1 - 1

Georgia (Northern District)[edit]

As of June 14, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
Current 11 4 6 1 3 3 2 1 - 1

Georgia (Southern District)[edit]

As of August 8, 2018:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
Current 3 3 - - 1 - - 2

District Court in the D.C. Circuit[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

As of May 22, 2019:

Year Total Appointed
by
Republicans
Appointed
by
Democrats
Vacant DJT BHO
2
BHO
1
GWB
2
GWB
1
WJC
2
WJC
1
Current 15 4 11 - 4 5 4 - - 1 1

Acronym key[edit]

Acronym President Term Date range
DJT Donald Trump current January 20, 2017 – present
BHO 2 Barack Obama second January 20, 2013 – January 20, 2017
BHO 1 Barack Obama first January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2013
GWB 2 George W. Bush second January 20, 2005 – January 20, 2009
GWB 1 George W. Bush first January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2005
WJC 2 Bill Clinton second January 20, 1997 – January 20, 2001
WJC 1 Bill Clinton first January 20, 1993 – January 20, 1997
GHWB George H. W. Bush only January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
RWR 2 Ronald Reagan second January 20, 1985 – January 20, 1989
RWR 1 Ronald Reagan first January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1985
JEC Jimmy Carter only January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
RMN/GRF Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford split January 20, 1973 – January 20, 1977
RMN 1 Richard Nixon first January 20, 1969 – January 20, 1973
LBJ 2 Lyndon Johnson second January 20, 1965 – January 20, 1969
JFK/LBJ John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson split January 20, 1961 – January 20, 1965
DDE 2 Dwight Eisenhower second January 20, 1957 – January 20, 1961
DDE 1 Dwight Eisenhower first January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1957
HST 2 Harry Truman second January 20, 1949 – January 20, 1953
FDR/HST Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman split January 20, 1945 – January 20, 1949
FDR 3 Franklin Roosevelt third January 20, 1941 – January 20, 1945
FDR 2 Franklin Roosevelt second January 20, 1937 – January 20, 1941
FDR 1 Franklin Roosevelt first March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1937
HCH Herbert Hoover only March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
JCC 2 Calvin Coolidge second March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929
WGH/JCC Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge split March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1925
TWW 2 Woodrow Wilson second March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1921
TWW 1 Woodrow Wilson first March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1917
WHT William Howard Taft only March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Trump Has Named a Lot of Judges, But Courts' Ideological Balance Is Slow to Shift". www.wsj.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  11. ^ "How Trump is shifting the most important courts in the country". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  12. ^ "With another Supreme Court pick, Trump is leaving his mark on higher federal courts". www.pewresearch.org. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Justices tend to agree with presidents that pick them — but stray later". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
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  15. ^ 28 U.S.C. § 44(a)
  16. ^ a b c "Text of H.R. 660 (110th): Court Security Improvement Act of 2007 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill version) - GovTrack.us". GovTrack.us.
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  18. ^ Federal Judgeships, United States Courts.

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