Every day, federal judges uphold the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice. AFJ’s Justice Program monitors and assesses federal judicial nominations to ensure our courts are staffed with highly qualified judges that will safeguard the rights of all, not just the wealthy and powerful.

Over several decades, AFJ has worked tirelessly to secure confirmation of hundreds of highly qualified, fair-minded, and diverse federal judges. During the Trump Administration, we have successfully worked to stop the appointments of several dangerous nominees, including Brett Talley, Jeff Mateer, Ryan Bounds, Gordon Giampietro and Thomas Farr. We have also galvanized the largest and most diverse coalition of progressive advocates in our history and energized millions of people to prioritize the courts. Through our extensive networks in the legal, advocacy, legislative and academic communities, we mobilize demand for courts that uphold our core constitutional values.

Nomination, Confirmation, and Vacancy Reports

AFJ produces reports on the latest judicial vacancies, pending nominees, and confirmations.

Judicial Stat Overview

200

Trump Administration Confirmed Judges

2 in Supreme Court
53 in Circuit Courts
143 in District Courts
2 in U.S. Court of International Trade

44

Nominees to the Federal Bench

43 in District Courts
1 in U.S. Court of International Trade

73

Federal Judicial Vacancies

71 in District Courts
2 in U.S. Court of International Trade

12

Nominees Pending on the Floor

12 in District Courts