Judicial Vacancies and Nominations


Updated May 28, 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 are two vacancies. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 879 days to 527 days. The president has made one nomination to the court.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships.  There are 24 vacancies with two future vacancies announced. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,762 days to 86 days. The president has made six nominations.

All the current vacancies on the court of appeals and 22 of the 24 district court vacancies are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations