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2015 Judicial Nominations  


Updated 11/8/16: All information has been verified by our in-house editorial team. 

Our chart of Presidential nominations to federal courts.

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Name Title Supreme Court
of the United States
Nominated On Confirmed On
Merrick B. Garland Associate Justice  3/16/2016  
         
Name Title Circuit Court of Appeals Nominated On Confirmed On
Felipe Restrepo Circuit Judge  Third Circuit 1/7/2015 1/12/2016
Kara Farnandez Stoll  Circuit Judge Federal Circuit 1/7/2015  
Donald Karl Schott Circuit Judge Seventh Circuit 1/13/2016  
Myra C. Selby  Circuit Judge  Seventh Circuit 1/13/2016  
Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl  Circuit Judge  Eighth Circuit  1/29/2016  
Abdul K. Kallon Circuit Judge  Eleventh Circuit  2/12/2016  
Lucy Haeron Koh Circuit Judge  Ninth Circuit  2/26/2016  
Rebecca Ross Haywood Circuit Judge  Third Circuit 3/16/2016  
         
Name Title District Courts Nominated On Confirmed On
Jill Parrish District Judge District of Utah 1/7/2015 5/21/2015
George Hanks District Judge Southern District of Texas 1/7/2015 4/20/2015
Al Bennett District Judge  Southern District of Texas 1/7/2015 4/13/2015
Rolando Olvera District Judge  Southern District of Texas  1/7/2015 5/21/2015
Dale Drozd District Judge  Eastern District of California 1/7/2015 10/5/2015
LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall District Judge Eastern District of New York  1/7/2015 11/16/2015
Ann M. Donnelly District Judge  Eastern District of New York  1/7/2015 10/20/2015
Travis Randall McDonough District Judge  Eastern District of Tennessee 1/7/2015 12/7/2015
Roseann A. Ketchmark District Judge  Western District of Missouri 1/7/2015 9/9/2015
Lawrence Joseph Vilardo  District Judge  Western District of New York  2/4/2015 10/26/2015
Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr.  District Judge  Middle District of Tennessee 2/4/2015  4/11/2016
Julien Xavier Neals District Judge District of New Jersey 2/26/2015  
Mary Barzee Flores District Judge  Southern District of Florida 2/26/2015  
John Michael Vazquez District Judge  District of New Jersey 3/26/2015 1/28/2016
Paula Xinis District Judge  District of Maryland 3/26/2015  5/17/2016
Wilhelmina Wright  District Judge  District of Minnesota 4/15/2015 1/19/2016
Edward L. Stanton III District Judge  Western District of Tennessee 5/21/2015  
Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.  District Judge District of Nebraska 6/11/2015  6/28/2016
Brian R. Martinotti District Judge  District of New Jersey 6/11/2015  7/7/2016
Mark A. Young District Judge  Central District of California 7/16/2015  
Leonard T. Strand District Judge Northern District of Iowa 7/21/2015 2/11/2016
Marilyn J. Horan District Judge  Western District of Pennsylvania 7/30/2015  
Robert J. Colville District Judge Western District of Pennsylvania 7/30/2015  
Susan Baxter  District Judge  Western District of Pennsylvania 7/30/2015  
Dax E. Lopez  District Judge  Northern District of Georgia 7/30/2015  
Inga S. Bernstein District Judge  District of Massachusetts 7/30/2015  
Gary R. Brown District Judge  Eastern District of New York  7/30/2015  
Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger District Judge  Southern District of Iowa 9/15/2015 2/9/2016
Clare E. Connors District Judge  District of Hawaii  9/8/2015  
Stephanie A. Gallagher District Judge  District of Maryland 9/8/2015  
Mary S. McElroy  District Judge  District of Rhode Island 9/8/2015  
Winfield D. Ong District Judge  Southern District of Indiana  1/13/2016  
Terrence J. Campbell  District Judge  District of Kansas 1/29/2016  
Stephanie A. Finley District Judge Western District of Louisiana 2/5/2016  
Claude J. Kelly III District Judge Eastern District of Louisiana 2/5/2016  
Donald W. Beatty District Judge  District of South Carolina 2/26/2016  
Donald C. Coggins District Judge  District of South Carolina 2/26/2016  
Walter David Counts III District Judge  Western District of Texas  3/16/2016  
E. Scott Frost District Judge Northern District of Texas 3/16/2016  
James Wesley Hendrix District Judge Northern District of Texas 3/16/2016  
Irma Carrillo Ramirez District Judge  Northern District of Texas 3/16/2016  
Karen Gren Scholer District Judge  Eastern District of Texas 3/16/2016  
Katherine Marie Sweet District Judge Western District of New York  3/16/2016  
David C. Nye District Judge District of Idaho  4/6/2016  
Beth M. Andrus District Judge Western District of Washington 4/15/2016  
J. Michael Diaz District Judge Western District of Washington  4/15/2016  
Kathleen O'Sullivan District Judge Western District of Washington  4/15/2016  
Patricia D. Barksdale District Judge Middle District of Florida  4/29/2016  
Todd E. Edelman District Judge District of Columbia  4/29/2016  
William F. Jung District Judge Middle District of Florida  4/29/2016  
Philip R. Lammens District Judge Northern District of Florida  4/29/2016  
Florence Y. Pan District Judge District of Columbia  4/29/2016  
Regina M. Rodriguez District Judge District of Colorado 4/29/2016  
Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson District Judge Eastern District of North Carolina  4/29/2016  
Anne Rachel Traum District Judge District of Nevada  4/29/2016  
Marie Tydingco-Gatewood District Judge District of Guam 5/19/2016  
Abid Riaz Qureshi District Judge District of Columbia 9/6/2016  
Diane Gujarati District Judge Eastern District of New York 9/13/2016  
         
Name Title Courts of Limited Jurisdiction Nominated On  
Nancy B. Firestone Judge U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1/7/2015  
Thomas L. Halkowski Judge  U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1/7/2015  
Jeri Kaylene Somers Judge  U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1/7/2015  
Patricia M. McCarthy Judge U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1/7/2015  
Armando Omar Bonilla Judge U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1/7/2015  
Jeanne E. Davidson Judge  United States Court of International Trade 1/7/2015  
Elizabeth Ann Copeland  Judge  United States Tax Court  5/1/2015  
Gary Katzmann Judge United States Court of International Trade 7/30/2015  6/6/2016
Elizabeth J. Drake Judge United States Court of International Trade 7/30/2015  
Jennifer Choe Groves Judge  United States Court of International Trade 7/30/2015  6/6/2016
Vik Edwin Stoll Judge  United States Tax Court  11/9/2015