Judicial Vacancies and Nominations


Updated October 21, 2019

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 is one current vacancy and two future vacancies announced. The current vacancy has not been filled since the seat opened on December 31, 2016. The president has made three nominations.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are 23 current vacancies and three future vacancies announced. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,908 days to 109 days. The president has made nine nominations.

All the current vacancies on the court of appeals and on the district courts are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations