Article III Native American 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 Jimmy Carter 1977-1981
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Frank Howell SeayOklahoma (ED)11/2/19791-1-Senior Status 9/25/03
President William J. Clinton 1993-2001
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Billy Michael BurrageOklahoma (All)6/9/19942-2Resigned 3/01/01
President Barack Obama 2009-2017
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Diane HumetewaArizona5/16/20143-31Active

Legend

CD - Central DistrictED - Eastern DistrictMD - Middle DistrictND - Northern DistrictSD - Southern District
WD - Western District(+) Previously appointed to federal court
(±) LGBT
* 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 July 31, 2017. 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 October 18, 2017, after about nine months into the Trump administration, it appears that, of the 60 nominees, only five are non-white and only 11 are female. Six of President Trump’s judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Senate, including one justice to the Supreme Court, four judges to the Courts of Appeals and two judges to districts court. All seven judges are men, six of which are white and one of Asian-American descent.

 

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