5 United States District Judges were confirmed during the proceeding week, bring Trump’s Article III Judge total to 102.
The breakdown is 2 Justices to the Supreme Court, 37 to the Courts of Appeal, 63 to the District Courts and 0 to the Trade Court.
6 nominees to the Court of Appeals are currently pending, 4 of which are on the Senate floor and ready for confirmation and likely 2 of those will be confirmed next week.
65 nominees to the District Courts are currently pending, 30 of which are on the Senate floor and ready for confirmation. Expect a large number of those to be processed in the upcoming weeks.
2 nominees to the Trade Court are currently pending, both of whom are on the Senate floor and ready for confirmation. Their confirmations will likely occur before the summer.
As a comparison, Obama had appointed at this same point in his presidency:
2 Supreme Court Justices
18 Court of Appeals Judges
62 District Court Judges
0 Trade Court Judges
82 total Article III Judges
If Trump serves only a single term, I would estimate that he finishes in the low 200 range, but still does not come close to breaking President Carter’s record of 262 appointments in a single Presidential term.
While he has had an effect on the Supreme Court, if he finishes slightly over 200 Judges, that is less than 25% of the total and would not have a significant long lasting effect on the lower courts. He would still have to win a second term to effect a major change.