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Eastern District of North Carolina (E.D.N.C.)



Meets in: Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: James Dever III (G.W. Bush)

3 Republicans
1 Reagan
2 G.W. Bush

0 Democrats

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination: vacant since 2005!)

Senior judges: 2 Republicans (2 Reagan), 1 Democrat (Carter)

Middle District of North Carolina (M.D.N.C.)



Meets in: Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: James Beaty, Jr. (Clinton)

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

Senior judge: 1 Republican (Reagan)

Western District of North Carolina (W.D.N.C.)



Meets in: Asheville, Bryson City, Charlotte, Statesville
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: Robert Conrad, Jr. (G.W. Bush)

4 Republicans
1 Reagan
3 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Obama

Senior judge: 1 Republican (G.H.W. Bush)

District of North Dakota (D.N.D.)



Meets in: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot
Appeals to: 8th Circuit

Chief Judge: Ralph Erickson (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

0 Democrats

Senior judge: 1 Republican (Reagan)

Northern District of Ohio (N.D. Ohio)



Meets in: Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown
Appeals to: 6th Circuit

Chief Judge: Solomon Oliver, Jr. (Clinton)

7 Democrats
5 Clinton
2 Obama

4 Republicans
4 G.W. Bush

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (3 Clinton), 1 Republican (Reagan)

Southern District of Ohio (S.D. Ohio)



Meets in: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton
Appeals to: 6th Circuit

Chief Judge: Susan Dlott (Clinton)

4 Democrats
3 Clinton
1 Obama

4 Republicans
4 G.W. Bush

Senior judges: 4 Republicans (3 Reagan, 1 G.H.W. Bush), 2 Democrats (2 Carter)

Eastern District of Oklahoma (E.D. Okla.)



Meets in: Muskogee
Appeals to: 10th Circuit

Chief Judge: James Payne (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

0 Democrats

Senior judge: 1 Democrat (Carter)

Middle District of Oklahoma (M.D. Okla.)



Meets in: Tulsa
Appeals to: 10th Circuit

Chief Judge: Gregory Frizzell (G.W. Bush)

3 Republicans
3 G.W. Bush

0 Democrats

1 Vacancy (pending nomination)

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (1 Carter, 1 Clinton)

Western District of Oklahoma (W.D. Okla.)



Meets in: Lawton, Oklahoma City
Appeals to: 10th Circuit

Chief Judge: Vicki Miles-LaGrange (Clinton)

6 Republicans
1 Reagan
1 G.H.W. Bush
4 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Clinton

Senior judges: 2 Republicans (1 Reagan, 1 G.H.W. Bush), 1 Democrat (Carter)

District of Oregon (D. Ore.)



Meets in: Eugene, Medford, Portland
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Ann Aiken (Clinton)

4 Democrats
2 Clinton
2 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

1 Vacancy (pending nomination)

Senior judges: 4 Democrats (2 Carter, 2 Clinton), 3 Republicans (1 Reagan, 2 G.H.W. Bush)

Eastern District of Pennsylvania (E.D. Pa.)



Meets in: Allentown, Easton, Philadelphia, Reading
Appeals to: 3rd Circuit

Chief Judge: J. Curtis Joyner (G.H.W. Bush)

14 Republicans
3 G.H.W. Bush
11 G.W. Bush

2 Democrats
2 Clinton

6 Vacancies (3 pending nominations)

Senior judges: 13 Republicans (2 Nixon, 5 Reagan, 5 G.H.W. Bush, 1 G.W. Bush), 3 Democrats (1 Carter, 2 Clinton)

Middle District of Pennsylvania (M.D. Pa.)



Meets in: Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport
Appeals to: 3rd Circuit

Chief Judge: Yvette Kane (Clinton)

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

2 Vacancies (2 pending nominations)

Senior judges: 5 Democrats (1 Kennedy, 2 Carter, 2 Clinton), 2 Republicans (2 Reagan)

Western District of Pennsylvania (W.D. Pa.)



Meets in: Erie, Johnstown, Pittsburgh
Appeals to: 3rd Circuit

Chief Judge: Gary Lancaster (Clinton)

6 Republicans
6 G.W. Bush

4 Democrats
2 Clinton
2 Obama

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (2 Carter, 1 Clinton), 2 Republicans (1 Ford, 1 Reagan)

District of Puerto Rico (D.P.R.)



Meets in: San Juan
Appeals to: 2nd Circuit

Chief Judge: Aida Delgado-Colon (G.W. Bush)

4 Republicans
1 Reagan
3 G.W. Bush

2 Democrats
1 Carter
1 Clinton

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination)

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (1 Carter, 2 Clinton), 1 Republicans (Reagan)

District of Rhode Island (D.R.I.)



Meets in: Providence
Appeals to: First Circuit

Chief Judge: Mary Lisi (Clinton)

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

Senior judge: 1 Republican (Reagan)

District of South Carolina (D.S.C.)



Meets in: Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Spartanburg
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: Maragaret Seymour (Clinton)

6 Democrats
2 Clinton
4 Obama

4 Republicans
1 G.H.W. Bush
1 Reagan
2 G.W. Bush

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (2 Carter, 1 Clinton), 2 Republicans (1 Nixon, 1 G.H.W. Bush)

District of South Dakota (D.S.D.)



Meets in: Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls
Appeals to: 8th Circuit

Chief Judge: Karen Schreier (Clinton)

3 Democrats
1 Clinton
2 Obama

0 Republicans

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (2 Clinton), 2 Republicans (2 Reagan)

Eastern District of Tennessee (E.D. Tenn.)



Meets in: Chattanooga, Greeneville, Knoxville, Winchester
Appeals to: 6th Circuit

Chief Judge: Thomas Varlan (G.W. Bush)

4 Republicans
4 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Clinton

Senior judges: 2 Republicans (2 Reagan)

Middle District of Tennessee (M.D. Tenn.)



Meets in: Columbia, Cookeville, Nashville
Appeals to: 6th Circuit

Chief Judge: William Haynes, Jr. (Clinton)

4 Democrats
3 Clinton
1 Obama

0 Republicans

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (2 Carter)

I think this is the first court I've seen where one party's appointees completely dominate, even including senior judges.

Western District of Tennessee (W.D. Tenn.)



Meets in: Dyersburg, Jackson, Memphis
Appeals to: 6th Circuit

Chief Judge: Jon Phipps McCalla (G.H.W. Bush)

4 Republicans
1 G.H.W. Bush
3 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Obama

Senior judge: 1 Republican (Reagan)

Eastern District of Texas (E.D. Tex.)



Meets in: Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana, Tyler
Appeals to: 5th Circuit

Cheif Judge: Leonard Davis (G.W. Bush)

5 Republicans
1 Reagan
4 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Obama

2 Vacancies (no pending nominations)

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (2 Clinton)

Northern District of Texas (N.D. Tex.)



Meets in: Albiene, Amarillo, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, Wichita Falls
Appeals to: 5th Circuit

Chief Judge: Sydney Allen Fitzwater (Reagan)

9 Republicans
2 Reagan
3 G.H.W. Bush
4 G.W. Bush

3 Democrats
1 Carter
2 Clinton

Senior judges: 1 Republican (Reagan), 1 Democrat (Clinton)

Southern District of Texas (S.D. Tex.)



Meets in: Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, Victoria
Appeals to: 5th Circuit

Chief Judge: Ricardo Hinojosa (Reagan)

10 Republicans
4 Reagan
2 G.H.W. Bush
4 G.W. Bush

8 Democrats
4 Clinton
4 Obama

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination)

Senior judges: 4 Republicans (2 Reagan, 2 G.H.W. Bush), 2 Democrats (1 Carter, 1 Clinton)

Western District of Texas (W.D. Tex.)



Meets in: Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos, San Antonio, Waco
Appeals to: 5th Circuit

Chief Judge: Samuel Biery, Jr. (Clinton)

9 Republicans
1 Reagan
1 G.H.W. Bush
7 G.W. Bush

3 Democrats
2 Clinton
1 Obama

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination)

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (1 Carter, 1 Clinton), 1 Republican (Reagan)

District of Utah (D. Utah)



Meets in: Salt Lake City
Appeals to: 10th Circuit

Chief Judge: Ted Stewart (Clinton)

3 Democrats
1 Clinton
2 Obama

2 Republicans
1 G.H.W. Bush
1 G.W. Bush

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (1 Carter, 2 Clinton), 1 Republican (Reagan)

District of Vermont (D.Vt.)



Meets in: Brattleboro, Burlington, Rutland
Appeals to: 2nd Circuit

Chief Judge: Christina Reiss (Obama)

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

0 Republicans

Senior judge: 1 Democrat (Clinton)

There's #2!

Eastern District of Virginia (E.D. Va.)



Meets in: Alexandria, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: Rebecca Beach Smith (G.H.W. Bush)

6 Republicans
1 Reagan
1 G.H.W. Bush
4 G.W. Bush

5 Democrats
3 Clinton
2 Obama

Senior judges: 6 Republicans (4 Reagan, 2 G.H.W. Bush)

Western District of Virginia (W.D. Va.)


Meets in: Abingdon, Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: Glen Conrad (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
1 G.H.W. Bush
1 G.W. Bush

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

Senior judges: 2 Republicans (1 Nixon, 1 Reagan), 1 Democrat (Clinton)

Eastern District of Washington (E.D. Wash.)



Meets in: Richland, Spokane, Yakima
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Rosanne Peterson (Obama)

2 Democrats
2 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination)

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (1 Carter, 2 Clinton), 2 Republicans (2 G.H.W. Bush)

Western District of Washington (W.D. Wash.)



Meets in: Seattle, Tacoma
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Marsha Pechman (Clinton)

5 Republicans
5 G.W. Bush

2 Democrats
2 Clinton

Senior judges: 5 Republicans (1 Nixon, 4 Reagan), 1 Democrat (Carter)

Northern District of West Virginia (N.D.W.V.)



Meets in: Clarksburg, Elkin, Martinsburg, Wheeling
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: John Preston Bailey (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
1 G.H.W. Bush
1 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Obama

Senior judge: 1 Republican (G.H.W. Bush)

Southern District of West Virgnia (S.D.W.V.)



Meets in: Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg
Appeals to: 4th Circuit

Chief Judge: Joseph Goodwin (Clinton)

3 Democrats
2 Clinton
1 Obama

2 Republicans
1 Ford
1 G.W. Bush

Senior judge: 1 Republican (G.H.W. Bush)

Eastern District of Wisconsin (E.D. Wis.)



Meets in: Green Bay, Milwaukee, Oshkosh
Appeals to: 7th Circuit

Chief Judge: Charles Clevert (G.W. Bush)

3 Republicans
1 Reagan
1 G.H.W. Bush
1 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Clinton

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination)

Senior judge: 1 Democrat (Clinton)

Western District of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.)



Meets in: Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison, Superior, Wausau
Appeals to: 7th Circuit

Chief Judge: William Conley (Obama)

1 Democrat
Obama

0 Republicans

1 Vacancy (no pending nomination)

Senior judge: 1 Democrat (Carter)

District of Wyoming (D. Wyo.)



Meets in: Casper, Cheyenne, Jackson, Lander, Mammoth
Appeals to: 10th Circuit

Chief Judge: Nancy Freudenthal (Obama)

2 Democrats
2 Obama

1 Republican
Reagan

Senior judge: 1 Republican (Ford)

Alright, so that's the end of the federal district courts. Next, the state Supreme Courts!

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