Updated February 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 6 vacancies. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,161 days to 322 days. The president has made five nominations to the court.
Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are 22 vacancies with 3 future vacancies announced. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,658 days to 22 days. The president has made six nominations.
All the current vacancies on the court of appeals and 17 of the 22 district court vacancies are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.