Judicial Vacancies and Nominations


Updated April 29, 2021

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. All 29 judgeships are currently filled. There are two future vacancies with a date to be determined. 

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are *25 current vacancies and five future vacancies. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 2,010 days to 30 days.  The president has made two nominations.

Twenty-four of the current vacancies on the district courts are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

*Includes non-Article III vacancy for District of Guam.

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations