170 federal judicial confirmations during Trump administration

The U.S. Senate has confirmed six new nominees to U.S. District Court judgeships. Overall, the Senate has confirmed 170 of President Trump’s Article III judicial nominees—two Supreme Court justices, 48 appellate court judges, 118 district court judges, and two U.S. Court of International Trade judges—since January 2017. At the end of the 115th Congress in January 2019, the Senate had confirmed 85 of the president’s judicial nominees.
 
The confirmed nominees were:
 
  • Eric Komitee, confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. After he receives his judicial commission and takes his oath, the court will have three vacancies, six Republican-appointed judges, and six Democrat-appointed judges.
  • Sarah Pitlyk, confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. After she receives her judicial commission and takes her oath, the court will have no vacancies, four Republican-appointed judges, and five Democrat-appointed judges.
  • R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. After he receives his judicial commission and takes his oath, the court will have no vacancies, three Republican-appointed judges, and no Democrat-appointed judges.
  • David Barlow, confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. After he receives his judicial commission and takes his oath, the court will have no vacancies, two Republican-appointed judges, and three Democrat-appointed judges.
  • John Sinatra, Jr., confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. After he receives his judicial commission and takes his oath, the court will have no vacancies, one Republican-appointed judge, and three Democrat-appointed judges.
  • Douglas Cole, confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. After he receives his judicial commission and takes his oath, the court will have two vacancies, three Republican-appointed judges, and three Democrat-appointed judges.
 
There are 94 U.S. District Courts. They are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system.
 



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