Judicial Vacancies and Nominations

March 22, 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 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is authorized 29 judgeships. All 29 judgeships are currently filled. There are two future vacancies. There is one nomination pending for the court.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are *13 current vacancies and five future vacancies. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 2,702 days to 192 days. There are four nominations pending for the Central District of California, two for the Northern District of California, one for the Southern District of California, one for the District of Idaho, one for the Eastern District of Washington and two for the Western District of Washington.

Six 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

1 https://www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/judicial-vacancies/judicial-emergencies

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations

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