Updated September 6, 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 7 current vacancies. The duration of the current vacancies ranges from 1,000 days to 26 days. The president has made 3 nominations.
Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are currently 19 vacancies with 2 future vacancies announced. The duration of the current vacancies ranges from 1,497 to 37 days. The president has made 3 nominations. The president has announced his “intent to nominate” candidates for two judicial vacancies in the Western District of Washington, but official nomination papers have not been submitted.
All of the current vacancies on the court of appeals and 13 of the 19 district court vacancies are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.