Judicial Vacancies and Nominations
Nov. 20, 2023
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 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is authorized 29 judgeships. All judgeships are currently filled.
Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are *nine current vacancies and 10 future vacancies. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 2,582 days to 8 days. There is one nomination pending for the Eastern District of California, one for the Northern District of California, one for the Southern District of California, two for the District of Hawaii, one for the District of Northern Mariana Islands, one for the District of Oregon and one for the Eastern District of Washington.
Two of the current vacancies on the district courts are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.¹
*Includes non-Article III vacancy for District of Guam and District of Northern Mariana Islands.
¹https://www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/judicial-vacancies/judicial-emergencies (Page last accessed on Nov. 20, 2023.)