President Joe Biden (D) announced a new slate of nominees to lifetime Article III judgeships on U.S. circuit and district courts on Nov. 3.
- Leonard Stark, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Jacqueline Corley and Trina Thompson, to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- Julie Rubin, to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- Cristina Silva, to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
- Anne Traum, to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
- Georgette Castner and Evelyn Padin, to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Biden also nominated Kendra Briggs to a non-Article III court, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Superior Court of D.C. is a trial court of general jurisdiction where judges are appointed to 15-year terms by the president.
Since taking office, Biden has nominated 60 individuals to federal judgeships on Article III courts. To date, 28 of the nominees have been confirmed.
- The Federal Judicial Vacancy Count 11/1/2021
- Federal judicial appointments by president, Joe Biden
- Current federal judicial vacancies