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Judicial Nominations

OLP works with the Attorney General in advising the President on nominations for Article III judgeships. After the President has submitted a nomination to the Senate, OLP works with the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee in securing the nominee's confirmation. The data on this site provide an overview of the nomination and confirmation activity relating to each Congress since the 107th.

108th Congress

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Court of Appeals

Nominee Judicial Emergency* Nomination Date Hearing Date Confirmation Date
District of Columbia Circuit
Roberts, John No 5/9/01** 1/29/03 4/30/03 5/8/03
Estrada, Miguel No 5/9/01** 9/26/02 Withdrawn 9/4/03
Kavanaugh, Brett No 7/25/03 4/27/04
Brown, Janice No 7/25/03 10/22/03
Griffith, Thomas No 5/10/04 11/16/04
 
First Circuit
None
 
Second Circuit
Wesley, Richard No 3/5/03 5/22/03 6/11/03
Hall, Peter Yes 12/9/03 3/10/04 6/24/04
 
Third Circuit
Chertoff, Michael Yes 3/5/03 5/7/03 6/9/03
Fisher, D. Michael Yes 5/1/03 10/15/03 12/9/03
Van Antwerpen, Franklin No 11/21/03 1/28/04 5/20/04
 
Fourth Circuit
Boyle, Terrence Yes 5/9/01**
Duncan, Allyson Yes 4/28/03 6/25/03 7/17/03
Allen, Claude Yes 4/28/03 10/28/03
Haynes, William No 9/29/03 11/19/03
 
Fifth Circuit
Owen, Priscilla Yes 5/9/01** 7/23/02 3/13/03
Pickering, Charles Yes 5/25/01** 10/18/01 2/7/02 Recess 1/16/04
Prado, Edward Yes 2/6/03 3/27/03 5/1/03
 
Sixth Circuit
Cook, Deborah Yes 5/9/01** 1/29/03 5/5/03
Sutton, Jeff Yes 5/9/01** 1/29/03 4/29/03
McKeague, David Yes 11/8/01** 6/16/04
Neilson, Susan Yes 11/8/01** 9/8/04
Saad, Henry Yes 11/8/01** 7/30/03
Griffin, Richard Yes 6/26/02** 6/16/04
 
Seventh Circuit
Sykes, Diane No 11/14/03 2/11/04 6/24/04
 
Eighth Circuit
Colloton, Steven No 2/12/03 7/22/03 9/4/03
Gruender, Raymond No 9/29/03 1/22/04 5/20/04
Benton, William No 2/12/04 04/08/04 6/24/04
 
Ninth Circuit
Kuhl, Carolyn Yes 6/22/01** 4/1/03
Bybee, Jay Yes 5/22/02** 2/5/03 3/13/03
Callahan, Consuelo Yes 2/12/03 5/7/03 5/22/03
Bea, Carlos Yes 4/11/03 9/3/03 9/29/03
Myers, William No 5/15/03 2/5/04
 
Tenth Circuit
Tymkovich, Timothy No 5/25/01** 2/12/03 4/1/03
 
Eleventh Circuit
Pryor, William H. Yes 4/9/03 6/11/03 Recess 2/20/04
 
Federal Circuit
None
 
* "Yes" indicates that this individual has been nominated to fill a vacancy that has been designated by the National Judicial Conference as a "Judicial Emergency."
** Date of original nomination during the 107th Congress. This nominee was renominated on 1/7/03, at the beginning of the 108th Congress.

District Court

Nominee Judicial Emergency* Nomination Date Hearing Date Confirmation Date
Northern District of Alabama
Coogler, Scott Yes 3/27/03 5/7/03 5/22/03
Proctor, R. David No 5/1/03 7/22/03 9/17/03
Hopkins, Virginia No 10/14/03 11/19/03 6/15/04
 
Southern District of Alabama
Steele, William Yes 10/9/01** 2/12/03 3/13/03
 
District of Arizona
Campbell, David No 3/13/03 4/30/03 7/8/03
Wake, Neil Vincent No 10/22/03 1/22/04 3/12/04
 
Eastern District of Arkansas
Holmes, J. Leon No 1/29/03 3/27/03 7/6/04
 
Central District of California
Otero, S. James Yes 7/18/02** 1/29/03 2/10/03
Carney, Cormac Yes 10/10/02** 3/12/03 4/7/03
Selna, James Yes 1/29/03 3/12/03 3/27/03
Fischer, Dale No 5/1/03 10/15/03 10/27/03
Schiavelli, George No 1/20/04 04/08/04 6/24/04
 
Southern District of California
Benitez, Roger Yes 5/1/03 2/25/04 6/17/04
Burns, Larry Yes 5/1/03 7/30/03 9/25/03
Hayes, William Yes 5/1/03 9/3/03 10/2/03
Houston, John Yes 5/1/03 9/3/03 10/2/03
Sabraw, Dana Yes 5/1/03 7/30/03 9/25/03
 
District of Colorado
Figa, Phillip No 6/9/03 9/3/03 10/2/03
 
District of Connecticut
Kravitz, Mark No 3/27/03 5/22/03 6/11/03
 
Middle District of Florida
Covington, Virginia Hernandez No 4/21/04 6/16/04 9/7/04
 
Northern District of Florida
Rodgers, Margaret No 7/14/03 9/17/03 10/20/03
 
Southern District of Florida
Altonaga, Cecilia Yes 1/15/03 4/1/03 5/6/03
Cohn, James Yes 5/1/03 7/9/03 7/31/03
Cooke, Marcia Yes 11/25/03 3/10/04 5/18/04
 
Northern District of Georgia
Duffey, William No 11/5/03 2/5/04 6/16/04
 
District of Hawaii
Rohlfing, Frederick Yes 1/23/02** withdrawn 5/6/04
Seabright, J. Michael Yes 9/15/04 11/16/04
 
Northern District of Illinois
Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel No 3/5/03 6/25/03 7/14/03
Filip, Mark Yes 4/28/03 10/28/03 2/4/04
 
Northern District of Indiana
Simon, Philip No 1/29/03 3/12/03 3/27/03
Springmann, Theresa No 1/29/03 3/12/03 3/31/03
 
Western District of Louisiana
Hicks, S. Maurice No 9/12/02** 4/30/03 5/6/03
Drell, Dee No 1/15/03 3/27/03 4/9/03
Minaldi, Patricia No 1/15/03 4/1/03 5/6/03
 
District of Maine
Woodcock, John No 3/27/03 5/22/03 6/12/03
 
District of Maryland
Quarles, William No 9/12/02** 2/5/03 3/12/03
Bennett, Richard No 1/29/03 3/27/03 4/9/03
Titus, Roger No 6/18/03 9/17/03 11/5/03
 
District of Massachusetts
Saylor, F. Dennis No 7/30/03 11/12/03 6/1/04
 
Eastern District of Michigan
Ludington, Thomas No 9/12/02**
Ryan, Dan No 4/28/03
Cox, Sean F. No 9/10/04
 
Southern District of Mississippi
Guirola, Louis No 9/23/03 11/19/03 3/12/04
Starrett, Keith No 7/6/04 9/8/04 11/20/04
 
District of Nevada
Jones, Robert No 6/9/03 9/3/03 10/2/03
 
District of New Jersey
Sheridan, Peter No 11/5/03
 
District of New Mexico
Browning, James No 4/28/03 7/9/03 7/31/03
Brack, Robert No 4/28/03 6/25/03 7/14/03
Herrera, Judith Yes 9/23/03 11/12/03 6/4/04
 
Eastern District of New York
Feuerstein, Sandra Yes 7/26/02** 7/22/03 9/17/03
Irizarry, Dora Yes 4/28/03 10/1/03 6/24/04
Townes, Sandra Yes 8/5/03 11/12/03 6/3/04
 
Northern District of New York
Sharpe, Gary No 4/28/03 10/15/03 1/28/04
 
Southern District of New York
Holwell, Richard No 8/1/02** 7/22/03 9/17/03
Castel, P. Kevin No 3/5/03 7/22/03 9/17/03
Robinson, Stephen No 3/5/03 7/22/03 9/17/03
Karas, Kenneth No 9/18/03 11/19/03 6/3/04
Crotty, Paul A. No 9/07/04 11/16/04
 
Eastern District of North Carolina
Dever, James Yes 5/22/02**
Flanagan, Louise Yes 1/29/03 6/25/03 7/17/03
 
Western District of North Carolina
Conrad, Robert No 4/28/03
McKnight, Brent No 4/28/03 7/22/03 7/31/03
 
District of North Dakota
Erickson, Ralph Yes 9/12/02** 2/5/03 3/12/03
 
Northern District of Ohio
Adams, John Yes 10/10/02** 1/29/03 2/10/03
Boyko, Christopher A. No 7/22/04 9/22/04 11/20/04
 
Southern District of Ohio
Frost, Gregory No 8/1/02** 2/5/03 3/10/03
Watson, Michael No 4/6/04 6/4/04 9/7/04
 
Eastern District of Oklahoma
White, Ronald No 5/15/03 9/3/03 9/30/03
 
District of Oregon
Mosman, Michael Yes 5/12/03 7/30/03 9/25/03
 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Pratter, Gene Yes 11/3/03 1/22/04 6/15/04
Stengel, Lawrence Yes 11/7/03 2/5/04 6/16/04
Sanchez, Juan Yes 11/25/03 4/8/04 6/23/04
Diamond, Paul Yes 1/20/04 3/24/04 6/16/04
 
Western District of Pennsylvania
Hardiman, Thomas No 4/9/03 5/22/03 10/22/03
Gibson, Kim No 4/28/03 7/30/03 9/23/03
 
District of South Carolina
Floyd, Henry No 5/15/03 7/30/03 9/22/03
Harwell, Robert No 1/20/04 4/8/04 6/24/03
 
Eastern District of Tennessee
Varlan, Thomas No 10/10/02** 2/12/03 3/13/03
Greer, J. Ronnie No 4/9/03 5/22/03 6/11/03
 
Western District of Tennessee
Breen, J. Daniel No 10/10/02** 2/12/03 3/13/03
 
Eastern District of Texas
Crone, Marcia No 5/1/03 9/3/03 9/30/03
Schneider, Michael No 5/17/04 7/7/04 9/7/04
 
Northern District of Texas
Boyle, Jane No 11/24/03 3/10/04 6/17/04
 
Southern District of Texas
Alvarez, Micaela No 6/16/04 9/8/04 11/20/04
 
Western District of Texas
Junell, Robert Yes 7/18/02** 1/29/03 2/10/03
Cardone, Kathleen Yes 5/1/03 7/9/03 7/28/03
Montalvo, Frank Yes 5/1/03 7/9/03 7/31/03
Rodriguez, Xavier Yes 5/1/03 7/9/03 7/31/03
Yeakel, Earl Yes 5/1/03 6/25/03 7/28/03
 
Eastern District of Virginia
Kelley, Walter Yes 10/31/03 3/10/04 6/23/04
 
Western District of Virginia
Conrad, Glen Yes 4/28/03 7/30/03 9/22/03
 
District of the Virgin Islands
Gomez, Curtis No 11/25/03 4/28/04 11/20/04
Finch, Raymond No 2/2/04 9/8/04 11/20/04
 
Eastern District of Washington
Suko, Lonny No 4/28/03 6/25/03 7/15/03
 
Western District of Washington
Martinez, Ricardo Yes 10/14/03 1/22/04 6/15/04
Robart, James Yes 12/9/03 2/11/04 6/17/04
 
* "Yes" indicates that this individual has been nominated to fill a vacancy that has been designated by the National Judicial Conference as a "Judicial Emergency."
** Date of original nomination during the 107th Congress. This nominee was renominated on 1/7/03, at the beginning of the 108th Congress.

Federal Claims

Nominee Judicial Emergency Nomination Date Hearing Date Confirmation Date
United States Court of Federal Claims
Williams, Mary Ellen N/A 6/21/01** 3/12/03 7/9/03
Horn, Marian N/A 8/1/01** 2/12/03 3/5/03
Lettow, Charles N/A 8/1/01** 3/27/03 7/9/03
Braden, Susan N/A 5/1/02** 3/27/03 7/9/03
Wolski, Victor N/A 9/12/02** 3/12/03 7/9/03
Miller, George N/A 7/30/03 9/17/03 12/9/03
 
** Date of original nomination during the 107th Congress. This nominee was renominated on 1/7/03, at the beginning of the 108th Congress.

International Trade

Nominee Judicial Emergency Nomination Date Hearing Date Confirmation Date
United States Court of International Trade
Stanceu, Timothy N/A 12/19/01** 2/12/03 3/6/03
 
** Date of original nomination during the 107th Congress. This nominee was renominated on 1/7/03, at the beginning of the 108th Congress.


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