Updated as of November 30, 2022

Federal Nominee Overview

Includes those announced as intent to nominate.
For a breakdown of current vacancies, click here.


Circuit Court


District Court


Federal Claims


International Trade

Circuit Court Nominee Details

An asterisk (*) denotes the date announced with intent to nominate.

Julie Rikelman1st (MA)Hearing9/21/2022
Maria Araújo Kahn2nd (CT)Hearing9/21/2022
Cindy K. Chung 3rd (PA)Committee Vote9/29/2022
Tamika Montgomery-Reeves3rd (DE)Committee Vote9/29/2022
DeAndrea Benjamin4th (SC)Hearing11/15/2022
Dana M. Douglas5th (LA)Committee Vote9/15/2022
Rachel S. Bloomekatz6th (OH)Committee Vote8/4/2022
Doris L. Pryor7th (IN)Committee Vote8/4/2022
Anthony Johnstone9th (MT)Hearing10/12/2022
Jabari Wamble10th (KS)Nominated8/9/2022
Nancy Gbana Abudu11th (GA)Committee Vote5/26/2022
Bradley N. GarciaDCCommittee Vote9/15/2022

District Court Nominee Details

An asterisk (*) denotes the date announced with intent to nominate.

Hernán D. VeraCentral District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote1/20/2022
Kenly Kiya KatoCentral District of California Committee Vote3/10/2022
Daniel CalabrettaEastern District of CaliforniaHearing10/12/2022
Rita F. LinNorthern District of CaliforniaNominated8/1/2022
Araceli Martinez-OlguinNorthern District of CaliforniaHearing9/21/2022
P. Casey Pitts Northern District of California Nominated9/6/2022
Andrew SchoplerSouthern District of CaliforniaNominated7/14/2022
James Edward Simmons, Jr. Southern District of CaliforniaNominated7/14/2022
Gordon Gallagher District of ColoradoNominated9/6/2022
Ana C. ReyesDistrict of D.C. Committee Vote8/4/2022
Todd E. EdelmanDistrict of D.C. Hearing11/15/2022
Gregory B. WilliamsDistrict of DelawareCommittee Vote6/9/2022
Lindsay C. JenkinsNorthern District of IllinoisHearing10/12/2022
Colleen LawlessCentral District of IllinoisHearing11/15/2022
Margaret R. GuzmanDistrict of MassachusettsHearing9/21/2022
Myong J. JounDistrict of MassachusettsHearing11/15/2022
Julia KobickDistrict of MassachusettsNominated8/1/2022
Frances Kay BehmEastern District of MichiganCommittee Vote9/15/2022
Jonathan J.C. GreyEastern District of MichiganNominated9/6/2022
Jerry W. BlackwellDistrict of MinnesotaCommittee Vote9/15/2022
Scott ColomNorthern District of MississippiAnnounced10/14/2022
Matthew L. GarciaDistrict of New MexicoHearing10/12/2022
Nusrat Jahan ChoudhuryEastern District of New YorkCommittee Vote5/26/2022
Natasha C. MerleEastern District of New YorkCommittee Vote5/26/2022
Orelia MerchantEastern District of New YorkNominated9/6/2022
Ramon ReyesEastern District of New YorkNominated9/6/2022
Jorge A. RodriguezNorthern District of New YorkNominated7/13/2022
Dale E. HoSouthern District of New YorkCommittee Vote1/20/2022
Jessica G. L. ClarkeSouthern District of New YorkCommittee Vote2/10/2022
Arun SubramanianSouthern District of New York Nominated9/6/2022
Jeffery P. HopkinsSouthern District of OhioHearing10/12/2022
Adrienne C. NelsonDistrict of OregonHearing10/12/2022
Kelly B. Hodge Eastern District of Pennsylvania Committee Vote9/29/2022
John Frank Murphy Eastern District of PennsylvaniaCommittee Vote9/29/2022
Mia Roberts PerezEastern District of Pennsylvania Committee Vote9/29/2022
Kai ScottEastern District of PennsylvaniaCommittee Vote9/29/2022
Gina R. Méndez-MiróDistrict of Puerto RicoCommittee Vote8/4/2022
Jamar K. WalkerEastern District of VirginiaHearing9/21/2022
Robert Stewart BallouWestern District of VirginiaHearing11/15/2022
Tiffany M. CartwrightWestern District of WashingtonCommittee Vote6/16/2022
Kymberly Kathryn EvansonWestern District of WashingtonHearing11/15/2022
Jamal N. WhiteheadWestern District of WashingtonHearing9/21/2022
William S. PocanEastern District of WisconsinNominated12/15/2021
Charnelle Marie BjelkengrenEastern District of WashingtonNominated9/19/2022

Judge Regina RodriguezDistrict of Colorado6/8/202172-28
Judge Julien NealsDistrict of New Jersey6/8/202166-33
Judge Zahid QuraishiDistrict of New Jersey6/10/202181-16
Judge Lydia GriggsbyDistrict of Maryland6/17/202159-39
Judge Deborah BoardmanDistrict of Maryland6/23/202152-48
Judge Angel KelleyDistrict of Massachusetts9/14/202152-44
Judge David EstudilloWestern District of Washington9/14/202154-41
Judge Margaret StricklandDistrict of New Mexico9/21/202152-45
Judge Florence PanDistrict of D.C.9/23/202168-30
Judge Lauren J. KingWestern District of Washington10/5/202155-44
Judge Sarah A. L. MerriamDistrict of Connecticut10/6/202154-46
Judge Christine O’HearnDistrict of New Jersey10/19/202153-44
Judge Tana LinWestern District of Washington 10/21/202152-45
Judge Jia M. CobbDistrict of D.C.10/26/202152-45
Judge Karen M. WilliamsDistrict of New Jersey10/26/2021 56-38
Judge Patricia Tolliver GilesEastern District of Virginia10/26/2021 68-27
Judge Michael S. NachmanoffEastern District of Virginia10/27/2021 52-46
Judge Sarala Vidya NagalaDistrict of Connecticut10/27/2021 52-46
Judge Omar A. WilliamsDistrict of Connecticut10/28/202152-46
Judge Samantha D. ElliottDistrict of New Hampshire12/15/202162-37
Judge Linda LopezSouthern District of California12/17/2021 48-25
Judge Jinsook OhtaSouthern District of California 12/17/2021 47-24
Judge David Herrera UriasDistrict of New Mexico12/17/2021 45-26
Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong Central District of California12/17/2021 46-24
Judge Jane M. BeckeringWestern District of Michigan12/17/2021 45-25
Judge Shalina D. KumarEastern District of Michigan12/17/2021 44-25
Judge Jennifer L. ThurstonEastern District of Michigan12/17/202146-24
Judge Katherine Marie MenendezDistrict of Minnesota12/18/202149-21
Judge Mary Katherine DimkeEastern District of Washington 12/18/202147-23
Judge David A. RuizNorthern District of Ohio01/13/202262-35
Judge Bridget Meehan BrennanNorthern District of Ohio02/01/202261-35
Judge Charles E. Fleming Northern District of Ohio 02/01/202256-42
Judge Fred W. SlaughterCentral District of California 3/17/202257-41
Judge Jacqueline CorleyNorthern District of California3/17/2263-36
Judge Ruth Bermudez MontenegroSouthern District of California3/22/202255-41
Judge Victoria CalvertNorthern District of Georgia3/22/202250-46
Judge Julie RubinDistrict of Maryland3/23/202251-46
Judge Hector GonzalezEastern District of New York3/23/202252-45
Judge John H. ChunWestern District of Washington 3/23/202249-47
Judge Cristina D. Silva District of Nevada3/23/202250-46
Judge Anne Rachel TraumDistrict of Nevada3/23/202249-47
Judge Sarah Geraghty Northern District of Georgia3/31/202252-48
Judge Georgette CastnerDistrict of New Jersey3/31/202252-47
Judge Sherilyn Peace GarnettCentral District of California4/27/202262-33
Judge Jennifer L. RochonSouthern District of New York5/18/202251-47
Judge Trina ThompsonNorthern District of California5/18/202251-44
Judge Sunshine Suzanne SykesCentral District of California 5/18/202251-45
Judge Evelyn PadinDistrict of New Jersey5/25/202251-43
Judge Charlotte SweeneyDistrict of Colorado5/25/202248-46
Judge Nina MorrisonEastern District of New York6/08/202253-46
Judge Robert Steven HuieSouthern District of California6/09/202251-46
Judge Ana Isabel de AlbaEastern District of California 6/21/202253-45
Judge Stephen Henley LocherSouthern District of Iowa7/14/2022[voice vote]
Judge Nina Nin-Yuen WangDistrict of Colorado7/19/202258-36
Judge Nancy L. MaldonadoDistrict of Illinois7/19/202253-45
Judge Gregory B. WilliamsDistrict of Delaware7/20/202252-43
Judge Elizabeth HanesEastern District of Virginia8/02/202259-37
Judge Jennifer ReardenSouthern District of New York9/08/2022[voice vote]
Judge María del R. Antongiorgi-JordánDistrict of Puerto Rico11/15/202255-43
Anne NardacciNorthern District of New York 11/30/202252-44
Camille Velez-RiveDistrict of Puerto Rico11/30/202255-42