Updated February 20, 2018
This page provides information about the judgeship vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and on the 15 federal district courts within the circuit.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is authorized 29 judgeships. There are 5 vacancies with 2 future vacancies announced. The president has made 2 nominations. The duration of the current vacancies ranges from 802 days to 64 days.
Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are currently 18 vacancies with 3 future vacancies announced. The president has made 3 nominations. The duration of the current vacancies ranges from 1,300 days to 14 days.
All of the current vacancies on the court of appeals and 9 of the 18 district court vacancies are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.