List Of Presidents Of The United States By Judicial Appointments
Following is a list indicating the number of Article III federal judicial appointments made by each President of the United States. The number of judicial offices has risen significantly from the time when Washington's 38 appointments were sufficient to maintain the entire federal judiciary for eight years. As of January, 2009, there are 866 authorized Article III judgeships - nine on the Supreme Court, 179 on the Courts of Appeals, and 678 for the district courts.
To date, Ronald Reagan has appointed the largest number of federal judges, with 376, followed closely by Bill Clinton with 373. William Henry Harrison, who died a few weeks after his election, is the only President to have appointed no federal judges.
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... The appointment of Article I judges is more difficult to count, because a large number of positions appointed by the President have quasi-judicial functions ... I judges, however, are clearly designated, such as the judges of the United States Court of Claims, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ...
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