Biden made no federal judicial appointments through March 1, same as previous administrations – Ballotpedia News

President Joe Biden (D) has not made any Article III federal judges appointments as of March 1 of his first year in office. This corresponds to the number of judicial appointments under Article III to date in all presidencies since President Ronald Reagan (R).

Both the average and median numbers of federal judges appointed by a president through March 1 of their first year in office are zero.

Since 1981, during the first year of a President’s office:

• The average number of Supreme Court justices appointed is one. Presidents Donald Trump (R), Barack Obama (D), Bill Clinton (D) and Reagan each appointed a Supreme Court Justice.

• The average number of appellate judges appointed in the United States is six. Trump appointed the most at 12 and Clinton the least at three.

• The average number of United States District Court justices appointed is 17. Reagan appointed the most, 32, and Trump the least appointed with six.

• Reagan appointed the highest number of federal Article III judges at 41 in his first year in office, while Obama appointed the fewest at 13.

Article III federal judges are appointed for life by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate under Article III of the United States Constitution. Article III judges include judges in the United States Supreme Court, US appeals courts, US district courts, and Court of International Trade.

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