Updated as of December 2, 2021.

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.

Alison J. Nathan2nd (NY)Nominated11/18/2021
Andre B. Mathis6th (TN)Nominated11/18/2021
Lucy H. Koh9th (CA)Committee Vote10/28/2021
Gabriel P. Sanchez9th (CA) Committee Vote12/2/2021
Holly A. Thomas9th (CA) Committee Vote12/2/2021
Jennifer Sung9th (OR)Committee Vote10/21/2021
Leonard StarkFederalHearing12/1/2021
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

District Court Nominee Details

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

Maame Ewusi-Mensah FrimpongCentral District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Hernán D. VeraCentral District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Jennifer L. ThurstonEastern District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Jacqueline CorleyNorthern District of CaliforniaHearing12/1/2021
Trina ThompsonNorthern District of California Nominated11/3/2021
Linda LopezSouthern District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Jinsook OhtaSouthern District of CaliforniaCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Ruth Bermudez MontenegroSouthern District of CaliforniaNominated11/3/2021
Charlotte SweeneyDistrict of ColoradoCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Victoria CalvertNorthern District of GeorgiaHearing12/1/2021
Sarah GeraghtyNorthern District of GeorgiaHearing12/1/2021
Julie RubinDistrict of MarylandNominated11/3/2021
Shalina D. KumarEastern District of MichiganCommittee Vote10/28/2021
Jane M. BeckeringWestern District of MichiganCommittee Vote10/28/2021
Katherine Marie MenendezDistrict of MinnesotaCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Cristina D. SilvaDistrict of NevadaNominated11/3/2021
Anne Rachel TraumDistrict of NevadaNominated11/3/2021
Samantha D. ElliottDistrict of New HampshireCommittee Vote12/2/2021
Georgette CastnerDistrict of New JerseyNominated11/3/2021
Evelyn PadinDistrict of New JerseyAnnounced11/3/2021 *
David Herrera UriasDistrict of New Mexico Committee Vote12/2/2021
Dale E. HoSouthern District of New YorkHearing12/1/2021
Bridget Meehan BrennanNorthern District of OhioHearing11/17/2021
Charles E. FlemingNorthern District of Ohio Hearing11/17/2021
David A. RuizNorthern District of Ohio Hearing11/17/2021
Mary Katherine DimkeEastern District of WashingtonCommittee Vote12/2/2021
John H. ChunWestern District of WashingtonHearing11/17/2021
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