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

First Circuit

  • District of Maine
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 6/27/2017
    • No nominee
  • District of Massachusetts
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 6/1/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 1/1/2018
    • No nominee
  • District of Puerto Rico
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 6/1/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • District of Rhode Island
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/1/2015
    • No nominee

Second Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/1/2016, 9/5/2016
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • District of Connecticut
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/1/2017
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of New York
    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/21/2015, 3/9/2016, 2/28/2017, 11/30/2016
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/1/2016
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of New York
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/1/2015, 8/5/2017, 3/1/2017
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Western District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 3/8/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee

Third Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 2/1/2017, 7/18/2016
    • No nominee
  • District of Delaware
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 2/3/2017, 5/1/2017
    • No nominee
  • District of New Jersey
    • 3 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 5/31/2017, 2/10/2015, 3/6/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 11/2/2018
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 11/18/2013, 4/3/2017, 1/11/2016, 9/28/2017
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
    • 5 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 4/24/2013, 8/16/2013, 6/3/2016, 9/30/2013, 11/24/2017
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 1/1/2018, 12/6/2018
    • No nominee

Fourth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 1/30/2018
    • No nominee
  • District of Maryland
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 2/1/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2005
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Thomas Farr , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 12/31/2005
  • Western District of North Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 8/31/2017
    • No nominee
  • District of South Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/3/2013
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • A. Marvin Quattlebaum , nominated 8/3/2017 for seat vacated 10/3/2013
  • Eastern District of Virginia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 9/30/2017
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Virginia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/11/2017
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of West Virginia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 8/12/2017
    • No nominee

Fifth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/3/2017, 12/31/2016
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Kurt Engelhardt , nominated 10/5/2017 for seat to be vacated in the future.
      • Stuart Duncan , nominated 10/2/2017 for seat vacated 12/31/2016
  • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/23/2016, 6/29/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
      • Barry Ashe , nominated 10/2/2017 for seat vacated 6/29/2015
  • Western District of Louisiana
    • 5 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 6/5/2017, 7/31/2017, 5/31/2016, 3/6/2015, 11/30/2017
    • 2 nominees
      • Terry Doughty , nominated 8/3/2017 for seat vacated 5/31/2016
      • Michael Juneau , nominated 8/3/2017 for seat vacated 3/6/2015
  • Southern District of Mississippi
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 3/23/2018
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Texas
    • 3 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/7/2016, 5/15/2016, 3/10/2015
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 2/28/2018
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
      • Jeff Mateer , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 3/10/2015
  • Northern District of Texas
    • 4 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2014, 7/3/2013, 2/3/2016, 5/1/2016
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 9/22/2018
    • 4 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Karen Scholer , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 5/1/2016
      • Matthew Kacsmaryk , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 2/3/2016
  • Southern District of Texas
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 6/1/2011, 5/20/2014
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
  • Western District of Texas
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 9/14/2016, 2/13/2015
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
      • Walter Counts III , nominated 9/11/2017 for seat vacated 2/13/2015

Sixth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • No nominee
  • Eastern and Western District of Kentucky
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/8/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • Claria Boom , nominated 6/13/2017 for seat vacated 1/8/2013
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 5/25/2017
    • 1 nominee
      • Robert Wier , nominated 8/3/2017 for seat vacated 5/25/2017
  • Western District of Kentucky
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 4/1/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Rebecca Jennings , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 4/1/2014
  • Eastern District of Michigan
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/26/2016
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Michigan
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/31/2017
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Ohio
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/1/2017
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Ohio
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 5/2/2016, 6/30/2017
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Tennessee
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 4/15/2017, 12/1/2016
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Eli Richardson , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 12/1/2016
      • William Campbell Jr. , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 4/15/2017
  • Western District of Tennessee
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 3/18/2017, 7/1/2015
    • 2 nominees
      • Mark Norris Sr. , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 3/18/2017
      • Thomas Parker , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 7/1/2015

Seventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 6/5/2017, 9/2/2017, 1/7/2010
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Michael Brennan , nominated 8/3/2017 for seat vacated 1/7/2010
  • Northern District of Illinois
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/21/2016, 3/1/2017
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Indiana
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/11/2016, 9/29/2017
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Indiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 6/30/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • James Sweeney II , nominated 11/1/2017 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: 11/29/2016
    • 1 nominee
  • Eastern District of Arkansas
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 3/31/2018
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Iowa
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/1/2017
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • District of Minnesota
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 5/31/2016, 10/31/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Missouri
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 8/31/2017
    • No nominee
  • District of Nebraska
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 12/1/2018
    • No nominee
  • District of North Dakota
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 9/28/2017
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee

Ninth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 4 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/11/2016, 12/31/2016, 12/11/2015, 12/31/2016
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 3/3/2018, 8/11/2018
    • 4 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
      • Ryan Bounds , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 12/31/2016
  • District of Alaska
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2015
    • No nominee
  • District of Arizona
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 7/5/2016, 9/1/2016
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 4/6/2018
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Central District of California
    • 6 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/28/2016, 10/7/2017, 1/6/2017, 8/1/2014, 10/29/2015, 11/23/2016
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of California
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 9/30/2016
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 12/31/2017
    • No nominee
  • District of Hawaii
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 11/6/2015
    • No nominee
  • District of Nevada
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 2/1/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • District of Oregon
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 7/27/2017
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Washington
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 2/6/2016, 1/27/2016, 6/28/2016
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee

Tenth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • No nominee
  • District of Colorado
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 4/12/2016
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Daniel Domenico , nominated 10/2/2017 for seat vacated 4/12/2016
  • District of Kansas
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 5/1/2017, 4/22/2014
    • 2 nominees
      • John Broomes , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 5/1/2017
      • Holly Teeter , nominated 8/3/2017 for seat vacated 4/22/2014
  • District of New Mexico
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 7/25/2018
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 8/1/2017
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Oklahoma
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 7/7/2013, 7/14/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Charles Goodwin , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 7/14/2015
  • District of Utah
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 9/1/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Howard Nielson Jr. , nominated 9/28/2017 for seat vacated 9/1/2014

Eleventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • 1 nominee
      • Elizabeth Branch , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat to be vacated in the future.
  • Middle District of Alabama
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/22/2013, 8/1/2015
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Brett Talley , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 8/1/2015
      • Emily Marks , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 8/22/2013
  • Northern District of Alabama
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 5/8/2015, 8/31/2013
    • 2 nominees
      • Liles Burke , nominated 7/19/2017 for seat vacated 8/31/2013
      • Annemarie Axon , nominated 7/19/2017 for seat vacated 5/8/2015
  • Southern District of Alabama
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 3/7/2016, 6/8/2017
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Terry Moorer , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 6/8/2017
      • Jeffrey Beaverstock , nominated 9/7/2017 for seat vacated 3/7/2016
  • Middle District of Florida
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/29/2017, 6/3/2015, 8/1/2015
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Florida
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 11/7/2016, 12/31/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Florida
    • 5 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/1/2017, 8/5/2016, 7/1/2017, 1/31/2017, 5/12/2014
    • 5 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Georgia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 9/1/2016
    • 1 nominee
      • Tilman Self III , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 9/1/2016
  • Northern District of Georgia
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 7/21/2014, 3/31/2017
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 7/1/2018
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 2 nominees
      • William Ray II , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 3/31/2017
      • Michael Brown , nominated 7/13/2017 for seat vacated 7/21/2014
  • Southern District of Georgia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 2/28/2017
    • 1 nominee

Federal Circuit

Circuit of the District of Columbia

  • District of District of Columbia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 3/16/2016
    • 1 nominee

Court of International Trade

    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 7/1/2014, 8/22/2014
    • No nominee

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