Updated as of March 9, 2023

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)Committee Vote2/9/2023
Michael Delaney1st (NH)Nominated 1/18/2023
Rachel S. Bloomekatz6th (OH)Committee Vote2/9/2023
Anthony Johnstone9th (MT)Committee Vote2/9/2023
Nancy Gbana Abudu11th (GA)Committee Vote2/9/2023
Bradley N. GarciaDCCommittee Vote2/2/2023

Judge Ketanji Brown JacksonDC6/14/202153-44
Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi7th (IL)6/24/202153-40
Judge Tiffany CunninghamFederal7/19/202163-33
Judge Eunice C. Lee2nd (NY)8/7/202150-47
Judge Veronica S. Rossman10th (CO)9/20/202150-42
Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí, Jr.1st (PR)10/18/202152-41
Judge Myrna Pérez 2nd (NY) 10/25/202148-43
Judge Beth Robinson 2nd (VT)11/1/202151-45
Judge Toby J. Heytens 4th (VA)11/1/202153-43
Judge Doris L. Pryor 7th (IN)12/5/202260-31
Judge Lucy H. Koh9th (CA)12/13/202150-45
Judge Jennifer Sung9th (OR)12/15/202150-49
Judge Gabriel P. Sanchez9th (CA)1/12/202252-47
Judge Holly A. Thomas9th (CA)1/20/202248-40
Judge Leonard StarkFederal2/09/202261-35
Judge Alison Nathan2nd (NY) 3/23/202249-47
Judge Stephanie D. Davis6th (MI) 5/24/202249-43
Judge Michelle ChildsDC7/19/202264-34
Judge Roopali Desai9th (AZ)8/04/202267-29
Judge John Z. Lee7th (IL) 9/07/202250-44
Judge Andre Mathis 6th (TN)9/08/202248-45
Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. 9th (WA)9/12/202246-40
Judge Lara E. Montecalvo1st (RI)9/14/202252-47
Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam2nd (CT)9/15/202253-44
Judge Florence Y. PanDC9/20/202252-42
Judge Arianna J. Freeman3rd (PA)9/29/202250-47
Judge Doris L. Pryor7th (IN)12/5/202260-31
Judge Tamika Montgomery-Reeves3rd (DE)12/12/202253-35
Judge Dana M. Douglas5th (LA)12/13/202265-31
Judge DeAndrea Benjamin4th (SC)2/09/202353-44
Judge Cindy K. Chung3rd (PA)2/13/202350-44
Judge Maria Araujo Kahn2nd (CT)3/9/202351-42

District Court Nominee Details

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

Hernán D. VeraCentral District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Kenly Kiya KatoCentral District of California Committee Vote2/9/2023
Wesley HsuCentral District of CaliforniaHearing2/15/2023
Monica Ramirez AlmadaniCentral District of CaliforniaHearing2/15/2023
Rita F. LinNorthern District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote2/9/2023
P. Casey PittsNorthern District of California Committee Vote2/9/2023
Marian GastonSouthern District of CaliforniaHearing2/15/2023
Gordon GallagherDistrict of ColoradoCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Kato CrewsDistrict of ColoradoNominated2/22/2023
Todd E. EdelmanDistrict of D.C. Committee Vote2/9/2023
Amanda BrailsfordDistrict of IdahoNominated1/18/2023
Jeffrey CummingsNorthern District of IllinoisHearing2/15/2023
LaShonda HuntNorthern District of IllinoisHearing2/15/2023
Matthew BrookmanSouthern District of IndianaCommittee Vote3/9/2023
Jabari WambleDistrict of KansasNominated2/22/2023
Myong J. JounDistrict of MassachusettsCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Julia KobickDistrict of MassachusettsCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Scott ColomNorthern District of MississippiNominated1/23/2023
Michael FarbiarzDistrict of New JerseyHearing1/30/2023
Robert KirschDistrict of New JerseyHearing1/30/2023
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 YorkHearing1/252023
Ramon ReyesEastern District of New YorkCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Dale E. HoSouthern District of New YorkCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Tiffany M. CartwrightWestern District of WashingtonCommittee Vote2/2/2023
Kymberly Kathryn EvansonWestern District of WashingtonCommittee Vote2/9/2023
Charnelle Marie BjelkengrenEastern District of WashingtonHearing1/25/2023

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
Judge Anne NardacciNorthern District of New York 11/30/202252-44
Judge Camille Velez-RiveDistrict of Puerto Rico11/30/202255-42
Judge Kelley Brisbon Hodge Eastern District of Pennsylvania12/6/202252-44
Judge Frances Kay Behm Eastern District of Michigan12/6/202249-47
Judge Mia Roberts PerezEastern District of Pennsylvania12/7/202252-43
Judge Kai ScottEastern District of Pennsylvania12/7/202252-40
Judge John MurphyEastern District of Pennsylvania12/7/202263-28
Judge Jerry BlackwellDistrict of Minnesota12/7/202251-43
Judge Jeffrey HopkinsSouthern District of Ohio12/8/202264-32
Judge Gina Méndez-MiróDistrict of Puerto Rico2/14/202354-45
Judge Lindsay JenkinsNorthern District of Illinois2/14/202359-40
Judge Matthew L. GarciaDistrict of New Mexico2/14/202353-46
Judge Adrienne NelsonDistrict of Oregon2/15/202352-46
Judge Ana ReyesDistrict of D.C. 2/15/202351-47
Judge Daniel CalabrettaEastern District of California2/16/202351-45
Judge Jamar K. WalkerEastern District of Virginia 2/28/202351-45
Judge Jamal WhiteheadWestern District of Washington2/28/202351-43
Judge Araceli Martinez-OlguinNorthern District of California2/28/202349-48
Judge Margaret R. GuzmanDistrict of Massachusetts3/1/202349-48
Judge Colleen LawlessCentral District of Illinois3/2/202351-41
Judge Jonathan J.C. GreyEastern District of Michigan3/2/202349-42
Judge Robert Stewart BallouWestern District of Virginia3/7/202359-37
Judge Andrew SchoplerSouthern District of California3/7/202356-39
Judge Arun SubramanianSouthern District of New York3/7/202359-37
Judge James Edward Simmons, Jr.Southern District of California3/9/202351-43
Judge Jessica G.L. ClarkeSouthern District of New York3/16/202348-43