President Trump announces two judicial nominees

On April 29, President Donald Trump (R) announced two nominees to Article III federal judicial positions. Article III federal judges are appointed by the president, confirmed by the Senate, and serve for life. The nominees include:

  • Aileen Mercedes Cannon, nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • James Wesley Hendrix, nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Dirk B. Paloutzian, nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Since assuming office in January 2017, Trump has nominated 255 individuals to serve as Article III federal judges. The president nominated 69 judicial nominees in 2017, 92 in 2018, and 77 in 2019.

Since January 2017, the Senate has confirmed 194 of President Trump’s judicial nominees—139 district court judges, 51 appeals court judges, two Court of International Trade judges, and two Supreme Court justices.

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