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 Massachusetts
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/01/2014
    • 1 nominee

Second Circuit

  • District of Connecticut
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Victor Allen Bolden , nominated 06/13/2014 for seat vacated 07/01/2014
  • Eastern District of New York
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/13/2014
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 05/01/2015, 01/21/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Joan Marie Azrack , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 01/13/2014
  • Northern District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/30/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • Brenda K. Sannes , nominated 05/08/2014 for seat vacated 06/30/2013
  • Western District of New York
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 03/08/2015, 01/03/2015
    • No nominee

Third Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2013
    • No nominee
  • District of New Jersey
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/31/2014
    • 3 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 03/06/2015, 02/16/2015, 06/15/2015
    • 1 nominee
      • Madeline Cox Arleo , nominated 06/26/2014 for seat vacated 01/31/2014
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • 5 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/13/12, 11/18/2013, 05/01/2013, 09/01/2013, 10/31/2013
    • 4 nominees
      • Wendy Beetlestone , nominated 06/13/2014 for seat vacated 07/13/2012
        • Hearing Date: 07/24/2014
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 09/18/2014
      • Gerald J. Pappert , nominated 06/13/2014 for seat vacated 10/31/2013
        • Hearing Date: 07/24/2014
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 09/18/2014
      • Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. , nominated 06/13/2014 for seat vacated 09/01/2013
        • Hearing Date: 07/24/2014
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 09/18/2014
      • Mark A. Kearney , nominated 06/13/2014 for seat vacated 05/01/2013
        • Hearing Date: 07/24/2014
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 09/18/2014
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 04/24/2013, 09/30/2013, 08/16/2013
    • No nominee

Fourth Circuit

  • District of Maryland
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 10/03/2014
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/05
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
  • Middle District of North Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/30/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Loretta Copeland Biggs , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 06/30/2014
  • District of South Carolina
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/03/13
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 11/16/2014
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Virginia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/31/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Elizabeth K. Dillon , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 07/31/2014

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 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 06/29/2015
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Louisiana
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 3/6/2015
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Texas
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/1/11, 3/17/12
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 03/15/2015, 05/15/2015
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Robert William Schroeder, III , nominated 06/26/2014
      • Amos L. Mazzant, III , nominated 06/26/2014
  • Northern District of Texas
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/03/2013
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 01/15/2015
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Texas
    • 5 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/01/11, 12/31/12, 03/02/13, 6/20/2014, 05/20/2014
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 3 nominees
      • Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 12/31/2012
      • George C. Hanks, Jr. , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 06/20/2014
      • Alfred H. Bennett , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 03/02/2013
  • Western District of Texas
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 11/30/08
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 02/13/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Robert Lee Pitman , nominated 06/26/2014 for seat vacated 11/30/2008

Sixth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/16/2013
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/08/13
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Kentucky
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 11/15/11, 02/01/2013, 04/01/2014
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Greg N. Stivers , nominated 06/19/2014 for seat vacated 11/15/2011
      • David J. Hale , nominated 06/19/2014 for seat vacated 02/01/2013
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 10/31/2014
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Tennessee
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 12/01/2014
    • No nominee

Seventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/7/10
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 02/18/2015
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Illinois
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2013
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 11/16/2014
    • 2 nominees
      • John Robert Blakey , nominated 08/05/2014 for seat vacated 12/31/2013
      • Jorge Luis Alonso , nominated 08/05/2014 for seat to be vacated 11/16/2014
  • Southern District of Indiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/30/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/31/12
    • 1 nominee
      • Pamela Pepper (Clevert Vacancy) , nominated 05/01/2014 for seat vacated 10/31/2012
        • Reported by Committee: 07/17/2014

Eighth Circuit

  • Northern District of Iowa
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 06/04/2015
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Iowa
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 03/01/2015
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Missouri
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/03/2014
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD
    • 1 nominee
      • Stephen R. Bough , nominated 01/16/2014 for seat vacated 01/03/2014
        • Hearing Date: 07/24/2014
        • Announcement
        • Reported by Committee: 09/18/2014
  • District of Nebraska
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 10/03/2014
    • No nominee

Ninth Circuit

  • Central District of California
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/01/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of California
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/31/2012
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of California
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 12/31/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr. , nominated 08/18/2014 for seat to be vacated 12/31/2014
  • District of Idaho
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 07/03/2015
    • No nominee

Tenth Circuit

  • District of Kansas
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/22/2014
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Oklahoma
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/07/2013
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 12/01/2014
    • No nominee
  • District of Utah
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 01/01/2014, 09/01/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Jill N. Parrish , nominated 09/18/2014 for seat vacated 01/01/2014

Eleventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/25/2013
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Alabama
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/22/2013
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Alabama
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/31/2013
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Florida
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 06/03/2015
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Florida
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 05/12/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Georgia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/12/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Leslie Joyce Abrams , nominated 03/11/2014 for seat vacated 04/12/2014
  • Northern District of Georgia
    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/20/10, 2/9/09, 01/31/13, 07/21/2014
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 4 nominees
      • Eleanor Louise Ross , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 01/31/2013
      • Leigh Martin May , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 01/20/2010
      • Mark Howard Cohen , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 02/09/2009
      • Michael P. Boggs , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 7/21/2014

Federal Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/30/2014
    • No nominee

Circuit of the District of Columbia

  • District of District of Columbia
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 01/14/2014, 06/03/2014
    • 2 nominees
      • Amit Priyavadan Mehta , nominated 07/31/2014 for seat vacated 06/01/2014
      • Randolph D. Moss , nominated 04/03/2014 for seat vacated 01/14/2014
        • Hearing Date: 05/20/2014
        • Questionnaire
        • Reported by Committee: 06/19/2014

Court of International Trade

    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2014, 08/22/2014, 09/15/2014
    • 1 nominee

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