Judicial Vacancies and Nominations


Updated August 9, 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 6 vacancies with 1 future vacancy announced. The duration of the current vacancies ranges from 972 days to 133 days.  The president has made 2 nominations.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are currently 22 vacancies with 2 future vacancies announced. The duration of the current vacancies ranges from 1,469 to 9 days. The president has made 5 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 14 of the 22 district court vacancies are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.


Judicial Vacancies and Nominations