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Article III LGBT Judges by President

Under the Constitution, the President appoints federal judges with the “advice and consent” of the Senate. The President usually consults senators or other elected officials concerning candidates for vacancies on the federal courts. The President’s power to appoint new federal judges is not the judiciary’s only interaction with the executive branch.

Order of Appointment

President George H.W.Bush 1989-1993

JudgeCourtCommissionLGBT/All Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Vaughn R. Walker California (ND)11/27/198911--Retired 2/28/11

President William J. Clinton 1993-2001

JudgeCourtCommissionLGBT/All Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Deborah BattsNew York (SD)5/9/199422-1Terminated/Death
2/3/20

President Barack Obama 2009-2017

JudgeCourtCommissionLGBT/All Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
James Paul OetkenNew York (SD)7/20/201133--Active
Alison Julie NathanNew York (SD)10/17/201144-2Active
Michael Walter FitzgeraldCalifornia (CD)3/15/201255--Active
Pamela K. ChenNew York (ED)3/5/201366-3Active
Michael Jerome McShaneOregon5/30/201377--Active
Nitza I. AlejandroPennsylvania (ED)6/19/201388-4Active
Todd Michael HughesFederal Circuit9/24/20139-1-Active
Judith Ellen LevyMichigan (ED)3/14/2014109-5Active
Darrin Phillip GaylesFlorida (SD)6/19/20141110--Active
Staci Michelle YandleIllinois (SD)6/19/20141211-6Active

President Donald Trump 2017-

JudgeCourtCommissionLGBT/All Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Mary Margaret Rowland
Illinois (ND)8/20/20191312-7Active

Legend

CD - Central DistrictED - Eastern DistrictMD - Middle DistrictND - Northern DistrictSD - Southern District
WD - Western District(+) Previously appointed to federal court* Reorganized as the Court of International Trade in 1980** Transferred to the Federal Circuit in 1982*** Current Chief Judge

Data is based on information collected through May 7, 2020. To learn more about the federal courts go to www.fjc.gov.

Active Article III Judges

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President Donald J. Trump

As of June 25, 2020, Trump has appointed 262 individuals to federal judgeships, 200 of whom have been confirmed by the Senate. The confirmation includes two Justices to the Supreme Court, 53 judges to the Courts of Appeals, 143 judges to the District Courts and two judges to the Court of International Trade.

 

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