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A continuation of my pocket guide, started here, this time covering the federal district courts, the next level down.

Northern District of Alabama (N.D. Ala.)



Meets in: Birmingham, Huntsville
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: Sharon Lovelace Blackburn (G.H.W. Bush)

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

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

1 Vacancy (no pending nominations)

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

Middle District of Alabama (M.D. Ala.)



Meets in: Dothan, Montgomery, Opelika
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: William Keith Watkins (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Carter

Senior judges: 1 Republican (G.H.W. Bush), 1 Democrat (Carter)

Southern District of Alabama (S.D. Ala.)



Meets in: Mobile, Selma
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: William H. Steele (G.W. Bush)

3 Republicans
3 G.W. Bush

Senior judges: 1 Republican (Reagan)

District of Alaska (D. Alaska)



Meets in: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

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

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Obama

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

District of Arizona (D. Ariz.)



Meets in: Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott, Tuscon, Yuma
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Roslyn Silver (Clinton)

6 Republicans
6 G.W. Bush

5 Democrats
4 Clinton
1 Obama

2 Vacancies (1 pending nomination)

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

Eastern District of Arkansas (E.D. Ark.)



Meets in: Batesville, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff
Appeals to: 8th Circuit

Chief Judge: J. Leon Holmes (G.W. Bush)

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

2 Democrats
2 Obama

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

Western District of Arkansas (W.D. Ark.)



Meets in: El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Hot Springs, Texarkana
Appeals to: 8th Circuit

Chief Judge: Paul Holmes III (Obama)

2 Democrats
2 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (2 Clinton)

Central District of California (C.D. Cal.)



Meets in: Lompoc, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: George King (Clinton)

13 Democrats
1 Johnson (!)
8 Clinton
4 Obama

12 Republicans
1 Reagan
11 G.W. Bush

3 Vacancies (3 pending nominations)

Senior judges: 5 Democrats (3 Carter, 2 Clinton), 5 Republicans (4 Reagan, 1 G.W. Bush)

Eastern District of California (E.D. Cal.)



Meets in: Fresno, Sacramento
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Anthony Ishii (G.W. Bush)

3 Republicans
3 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Obama

2 Vacancies (1 pending nomination)

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

Northern District of California (N.D. Cal.)



Meets in: Eureka, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Claudia Ann Wilken (Clinton)

9 Democrats
4 Clinton
5 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

4 Vacancies (2 pending nominations)

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

Southern District of California (S.D. Cal.)



Meets in: El Centro, San Diego
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Barry Ted Moskowitz (Clinton)

9 Republicans
2 G.H.W. Bush
7 G.W. Bush

4 Democrats
1 Clinton
3 Obama

Senior judges: 3 Democrats (3 Clinton), 2 Republicans (2 Nixon)

District of Colorado (D. Colo.)



Meets in: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Grand Junction, Pueblo
Appeals to: 10th Circuit

Chief Judge: Wiley Daniel (Clinton)

4 Republicans
4 G.W. Bush

3 Democrats
1 Clinton
2 Obama

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

District of Connecticut (D. Conn.)



Meets in: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury
Appeals to: 2nd Circuit

Chief Judge: Alvin Thompson (Clinton)

6 Democrats
5 Clinton
1 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

1 Vacancy (no nomination pending)

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

District of Delaware (D. Del.)



Meets in: Wilmington
Appeals to: 3rd Circuit

Chief Judge: Gregory Sleet (Clinton)

3 Democrats
1 Clinton
2 Obama

1 Republican
G.H.W. Bush

Senior judges: 2 Republican (1 Nixon, 1 Reagan)

District of Columbia (D.D.C.)



Meets in: E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, D.C.
Appeals to: D.C. Circuit

Chief Judge: Royce Lamberth (Reagan)

9 Democrats
4 Clinton
5 Obama

5 Republicans
1 Reagan
4 G.W. Bush

1 Vacancy (pending nomination)

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

Northern District of Florida (N.D. Fla.)



Meets in: Gainesville, Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: Margaret Catherine Rodgers (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

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

Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)



Meets in: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: Anne Conway (G.H.W. Bush)

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

6 Democrats
4 Clinton
2 Obama

2 Vacancies (2 pending nominations)

Senior judges: 7 Democrats (1 Kennedy (!!), 2 Carter, 4 Clinton), 5 Republicans (1 Nixon, 3 Reagan, 1 G.H.W. Bush)

Amazing that there's still a serving judge appointed by JFK.

Southern District of Florida (S.D. Fla.)



Meets in: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Key West, Miami, West Palm Beach
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: Federico Moreno (G.H.W. Bush)

10 Republicans
1 Reagan
4 G.H.W. Bush
5 G.W. Bush

6 Democrats
3 Clinton
3 Obama

2 Vacancies (1 pending nomination)

Senior judges: 6 Democrats (2 Carter, 4 Clinton), 3 Republicans (1 Nixon, 1 Reagan, 1 G.H.W. Bush)

Northern District of Georgia (N.D. Ga.)



Meets in: Atlanta, Gainesville, Newman, Rome
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: Julie Carnes (G.H.W Bush)

6 Democrats
1 Carter
3 Clinton
2 Obama

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

2 Vacancies (no pending nominations)

Senior judges: 5 Democrats (3 Carter, 2 Clinton), 2 Republican (1 Nixon, 1 Reagan)

Middle District of Georgia (M.D. Ga.)



Meets in: Albany, Athena, Columbus, Macon, Thomasville, Valdosta
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: C. Ashley Royal (G.W. Bush)

2 Republican
2 G.W. Bush

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

Senior judge: 1 Democrat (Clinton)

Southern District of Georgia (S.D. Ga.)



Meets in: Augusta, Brunswick, Dublin, Savannah, Statesboro, Waycross
Appeals to: 11th Circuit

Chief Judge: Lisa Godbey Wood (G.W. Bush)

2 Republicans
2 G.W. Bush

1 Democrat
Clinton

Senior judges: 2 Democrats (2 Carter)

District of Hawaii (D. Haw.)



Meets in: Honolulu
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: Susan Oki Mollway (Clinton)

2 Democrats
1 Clinton
1 Obama

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

1 Vacancy (pending nomination)

Senior judges: 2 Republican (2 Reagan), 1 Democrat (Clinton)

District of Idaho (D. Idaho)



Meets in: Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Moscow, Pocatello
Appeals to: 9th Circuit

Chief Judge: B. Lynn Winmill (Clinton)

1 Democrat
Clinton

1 Republican
G.W. Bush

No senior judges.

Northern District of Illinois (N.D. Ill.)



Meets in: Chicago, Rockford
Appeals to: 7th Circuit

Chief Judge: James Holderman (Reagan)

10 Democrats
5 Clinton
5 Obama

8 Republicans
3 Reagan
5 G.W. Bush

4 Vacancies (1 pending nomination)

Senior judges: 9 Republicans (1 Ford, 6 Reagan, 2 G.H.W. Bush), 8 Democrats (3 Carter, 5 Clinton)

Central District of Illinois (C.D. Ill.)



Meets in: Champaign/Urbana, Danville, Peoria, Rock Island, Springfield
Appeals to: 7th Circuit

Chief Judge: James Shadid (Obama)

4 Democrats
1 Clinton
3 Obama

0 Republicans

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

Southern District of Illinois (S.D. Ill.)



Meets in: Benton, East St. Louis
Appeals to: 7th Circuit

Chief Judge: David Herndon (Clinton)

3 Democrats
3 Clinton

1 Republican
G.H.W. Bush

Senior judge: 1 Republican (Reagan)

To avoid this diary getting too long, I'll break here and finish the district courts in the next one.

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