Judicial Emergencies

A judicial emergency is defined as the following:

Circuit Court:

  • Any vacancy in a Court of Appeal where adjusted filings per panel are in excess of 700, or
  • Any vacancy in existence more than 18 months where adjusted filings are between 500 to 700 per panel.

District Court:

  • Any vacancy where weighted filings are in excess of 600 per judgeship; or
  • Any vacancy in existence for more than 18 months where weighted filings are between 430 and 600 per judgeship; or
  • Any court with more than one authorized judgeship and only one active judge.

Judicial Vacancies

Supreme Court

    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 2/13/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • Merrick B. Garland , nominated 3/16/2016 for seat vacated 2/13/2016

First Circuit

  • District of Massachusetts
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/01/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Inga S. Bernstein , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 6/1/2015
  • District of Puerto Rico
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 6/1/2016
    • No nominee
  • District of Rhode Island
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/01/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Mary S. McElroy , nominated 09/08/2015 for seat vacated 10/01/2015
        • Hearing Date: 12/9/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 1/28/2016

Second Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 8/1/2016
    • No nominee
  • District of Connecticut
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 1/1/2017
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of New York
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 01/21/2015, 3/9/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • Gary Richard Brown , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 1/21/2015
        • Hearing Date: 10/21/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 11/05/2015
  • Northern District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/01/2016
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/01/2015
    • No nominee
  • Western District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 03/08/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Kathleen Marie Sweet , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 3/8/2015

Third Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 7/18/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • Rebecca Ross Haywood , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 7/1/2015
  • District of Delaware
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 2/3/2017
    • No nominee
  • District of New Jersey
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 03/06/2015, 06/15/2015, 02/10/2015
    • 2 nominees
      • Brian R. Martinotti , nominated 06/11/2015 for seat vacated 06/15/2015
        • Hearing Date: 09/30/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 10/29/2015
      • Julien Xavier Neals , nominated 02/26/2015 for seat vacated 03/06/2015
        • Hearing Date: 09/30/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 11/05/2015
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 11/18/2013, 1/11/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • John Milton Younge , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 11/18/2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 04/24/2013, 09/30/2013, 08/16/2013
    • 3 nominees
      • Marilyn Jean Horan , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 9/30/2013
        • Hearing Date: 12/9/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 1/28/2016
      • Robert John Colville , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 4/24/2013
      • Susan Paradise Baxter , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 8/16/2013
        • Hearing Date: 12/9/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 1/28/2016

Fourth Circuit

  • District of Maryland
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/03/2014, 02/01/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 2 nominees
      • Stephanie A. Gallagher , nominated 09/08/2015 for seat vacated 02/01/2016
      • Paula Xinis , nominated 03/26/2015 for seat vacated 10/03/2014
        • Hearing Date: 7/22/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 09/17/2015
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/05
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Patricia Timmons-Goodson , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 12/31/2005
  • District of South Carolina
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/03/13, 11/16/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 2 nominees
      • Donald W. Beatty , nominated 2/25/2016 for seat vacated 10/3/2013
      • Donald C. Coggins , nominated 2/25/2016 for seat to be vacated 11/16/2016

Fifth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 08/01/12, 12/31/2013
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/29/2015
    • 1 nominee
  • Western District of Louisiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 3/6/2015
    • 1 nominee
  • Eastern District of Texas
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 03/10/2015, 05/15/2015, 1/7/2016
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
      • Karen Gren Scholer , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 3/10/2015
  • Northern District of Texas
    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/03/2013, 01/15/2015, 5/1/2016, 2/3/2016
    • 4 judicial emergencies
    • 4 nominees
      • James Wesley Hendrix , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 5/1/2016
      • Walter David Counts III , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 2/13/2015
      • Irma Carillo Ramirez , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 7/3/2013
      • E. Scott Frost , nominated 3/15/2016 for seat vacated 12/31/2014
  • Southern District of Texas
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/01/11, 05/20/2014
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Texas
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 02/13/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee

Sixth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/16/2013
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Lisabeth T. Hughes , nominated 3/17/2016 for seat vacated 8/16/2013
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/08/2013
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Kentucky
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/01/2014
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Ohio
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 5/2/2016
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Tennessee
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Edward L. Stanton, III , nominated 05/21/2015 for seat vacated 07/01/2015
        • Hearing Date: 09/30/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 10/29/2015

Seventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/7/10, 02/18/2015
    • 2 nominees
      • Donald K. Schott , nominated 1/12/2016 for seat vacated 1/7/2010
      • Myra C. Selby , nominated 1/12/2016 for seat vacated 2/18/2015
  • Northern District of Indiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/11/2016
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Indiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/30/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Winfield D. Ong , nominated 1/12/2016 for seat vacated 6/30/2014
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 2/5/2016
    • No nominee

Eighth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/22/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl , nominated 1/28/2016 for seat vacated 4/22/2015
  • District of Nebraska
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/03/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. , nominated 06/11/2015 for seat vacated 10/03/2014
        • Hearing Date: 09/30/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 10/29/2015

Ninth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/11/2015
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 10/11/2016, 12/31/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
  • District of Alaska
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2015
    • No nominee
  • Central District of California
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 08/01/2014, 10/29/2015, 01/28/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 2 nominees
      • Paul Lewis Abrams , nominated 12/16/2015 for seat vacated 1/28/2016
      • Mark A. Young , nominated 7/16/2015 for seat vacated 8/1/2014
        • Hearing Date: 10/21/2015
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 11/05/2015
  • Northern District of California
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • No nominee
  • District of Hawaii
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 11/06/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Clare E. Connors , nominated 09/08/2015 for seat vacated 11/06/2015
  • District of Idaho
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/03/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • District of Nevada
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 2/1/2016
    • 1 nominee
  • Western District of Washington
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 02/06/2016, 01/27/2016
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 6/28/2016
    • No nominee

Tenth Circuit

  • District of Colorado
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/12/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • Regina M. Rodriguez , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 4/12/2016
  • District of Kansas
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/22/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Terrence J. Campbell , nominated 1/28/2016 for seat vacated 4/22/2014
  • Western District of Oklahoma
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/07/2013, 12/01/2014, 07/14/2015
    • 2 nominees
      • Scott L. Palk , nominated 12/16/2015 for seat vacated 12/1/2014
        • Hearing Date: 4/20/2016
      • Suzanne Mitchell , nominated 12/16/2015 for seat vacated 7/7/2013
        • Hearing Date: 4/20/2016
  • District of Utah
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 09/01/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Ronald G. Russell , nominated 12/16/2015 for seat vacated 9/1/2014
        • Hearing Date: 4/20/2016

Eleventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/25/2013
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Abdul K. Kallon , nominated 2/11/2016 for seat vacated 10/25/2013
  • Middle District of Alabama
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 08/22/2013, 08/01/2015
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Alabama
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 08/31/2013, 05/08/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Alabama
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 03/07/2016
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Florida
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/03/2015, 08/1/15
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • William F. Jung , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 8/1/2015
      • Patricia D. Barksdale , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 6/3/2015
  • Northern District of Florida
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 11/7/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • Philip R. Lammens , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 12/31/2015
  • Southern District of Florida
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 05/12/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Mary Barzee Flores , nominated 02/26/2015 for seat vacated 05/12/2014
  • Northern District of Georgia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/21/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Dax Eric Lopez , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 7/21/2014

Federal Circuit

Circuit of the District of Columbia

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • No nominee
  • District of District of Columbia
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2015, 3/16/2016
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 5/18/2016
    • 2 nominees
      • Florence Y. Pan , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 12/31/2015
      • Todd E. Edelman , nominated 4/28/2016 for seat vacated 3/16/2016

Court of International Trade

    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2014, 08/22/2014, 09/15/2014, 03/01/2015
    • 4 nominees
      • Gary S. Katzmann , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 3/1/2015
      • Jennifer Choe Groves , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 9/15/2014
      • Elizabeth J. Drake , nominated 7/30/2015 for seat vacated 8/22/2014
      • Jeanne E. Davidson , nominated 08/18/2014 for seat vacated 07/01/2014

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