Judicial Vacancies and Nominations

 

Updated March 13, 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 5 vacancies. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,189 days to 350 days. The president has made four nominations to the court.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are 23 vacancies with 3 future vacancies announced. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,686 days to 10 days. The president has made six nominations.

All the current vacancies on the court of appeals and 22 of the 23 district court vacancies are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations