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This page displays up-to-date information on judicial appointments, elevations, and retirements of federal judges. Milestones can be filtered by category using the drop down menu.

Last updated: 2/25/2014

Milestones from the last: One Month | Six Months | One Year

Appointed: Susan P. Watters
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
December 19, 2013


Appointed: U.S. Magistrate Judge Landya B. McCafferty
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
December 18, 2013


Deceased: Donald R. Ross
Position: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
December 18, 2013


Appointed: Debra M. Brown
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
December 18, 2013


Appointed: Cornelia T.L. Pillard
Position: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
December 18, 2013


Appointed: Debra M. Brown
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
December 18, 2013


Appointed: Brian Morris
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
December 18, 2013


Senior Status: Donald L. Graham
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
December 15, 2013


Appointed: Lena M. James
Position: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
December 11, 2013


Appointed: Gregory Howard Woods
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
December 9, 2013


Retired: Hector C. Estrada
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
December 3, 2013


Deceased: James A. Von der Heydt
Position: Senior U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
December 1, 2013


Appointed: Noelle C. Collins
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
December 1, 2013


Retired: Patrick G. Murphy
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
December 1, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge William E. Smith
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Mary M. Lisi
November 30, 2013


Retired: Frederick R. Buckles
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
November 30, 2013


Appointed: August B. Landis
Position: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada
November 27, 2013


Senior Status: Mary A. McLaughlin
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
November 18, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn
November 18, 2013


Appointed: Andrea R. Wood
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
November 18, 2013


Appointed: Elaine D. Kaplan
Position: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
November 6, 2013


Appointed: Colin Stirling Bruce
Position: U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
November 4, 2013


Deceased: Karen J. Williams
Position: Senior U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
November 2, 2013


Appointed: Patricia D. Barksdale
Position: U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
November 1, 2013


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