Judicial Vacancies and Nominations


Updated November 6, 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. All 29 judgeships are currently filled. Two future vacancies have been announced. The president has made two nominations.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are 23 current vacancies and three future vacancies announced. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,924 days to 125 days. The president has made nine nominations.

Twenty-one vacancies on the district courts are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations