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

First Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/01/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • David Jeremiah Barron , nominated 09/24/2013 for seat vacated 06/01/2013
  • District of Maine
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/31/13
    • 1 nominee
      • Jon David Levy , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 07/31/2013
  • District of Massachusetts
    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/15/11, 01/01/13, 09/26/2013, 04/01/2014
    • 3 nominees
      • Leo T. Sorokin , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 09/26/2013
      • Indira Talwani , nominated 09/24/2013 for seat vacated 01/01/2013
      • Mark G. Mastroianni , nominated 09/24/2013 for seat vacated 08/15/2011

Second Circuit

  • District of Connecticut
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 07/01/2014
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/13/2014
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of New York
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 06/30/2013
    • No nominee
  • Western District of New York
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 03/08/2015
    • No nominee
  • District of Vermont
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 06/15/2014
    • No nominee

Third Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/21/2013, 07/01/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • Cheryl Ann Krause , nominated 02/06/2014 for seat vacated 06/21/2013
  • District of New Jersey
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/31/2014
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • 5 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/13/12, 11/18/2013, 05/01/2013, 09/01/2013, 10/31/2013
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 04/24/2013, 09/30/2013, 08/16/2013
    • No nominee

Fourth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 02/28/2014
    • No nominee
  • District of Maryland
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 05/08/2013, 01/17/2014
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 10/03/2014
    • 2 nominees
      • George Jarrod Hazel , nominated 09/25/2013 for seat vacated 05/08/2013
      • Theodore David Chuang , nominated 09/25/2013 for seat vacated 01/17/2014
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/05
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
  • Middle District of North Carolina
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 06/30/2014
    • No nominee
  • District of South Carolina
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 01/16/13, 10/03/13
    • 2 nominees
  • Eastern District of Virginia
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 03/25/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • M. Hannah Lauck , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 03/25/2014
  • Western District of Virginia
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 08/01/2014
    • No nominee

Fifth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 3 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 2/3/12, 08/01/12, 12/31/2013
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 1 nominee
      • Gregg Jeffrey Costa , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 02/03/2012
  • Middle District of Louisiana
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • John D. deGravelles , nominated 03/13/2014 for seat vacated 12/31/2013
  • Eastern District of Texas
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 10/1/11, 3/17/12
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 03/15/2015
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Texas
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/03/2013
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of Texas
    • 3 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/01/11, 12/31/12, 03/02/13
    • 2 future vacancies
      • To be vacated: 6/20/2014, TBD pending elevation of Judge Costa to 5th Cir.
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Texas
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 11/30/08
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 02/13/2015
    • 1 judical emergency
    • No nominee

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
    • No nominee
  • Middle District of Tennessee
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 12/01/2014
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Tennessee
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 08/23/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • Sheryl H. Lipman , nominated 08/01/2013 for seat vacated 08/23/2013

Seventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/7/10
    • 1 future vacancy
    • No nominee
  • Northern District of Illinois
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 09/01/12, 12/31/2013
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Manish S. Shah , nominated 09/20/2013 for seat vacated 09/01/2012
  • Southern District of Illinois
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 12/01/2013, 03/15/2014
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Staci Michelle Yandle , nominated 01/16/2014 for seat vacated 03/15/2014
      • Nancy J. Rosenstengel , nominated 11/07/2013 for seat vacated 12/01/2013
  • Southern District of Indiana
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 06/30/2014
    • No nominee
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 10/31/12
    • No nominee
  • Western District of Wisconsin
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 1/20/09
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • James D. Peterson , nominated 11/07/2013 for seat vacated 01/20/2009

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
  • Eastern District of Missouri
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2013
    • 1 nominee
      • Ronnie L. White , nominated 11/07/2013 for seat vacated 7/01/2013
  • Western District of Missouri
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/03/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Stephen R. Bough , nominated 01/16/2014 for seat vacated 01/03/2014
  • District of Nebraska
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 10/03/2014
    • No nominee

Ninth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 04/01/2013
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Michelle T. Friedland , nominated 08/01/2013 for seat vacated 4/1/2013
  • District of Arizona
    • 6 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/3/10, 1/3/11, 01/09/2013, 01/31/2013, 01/31/2013, 09/03/2013
    • 6 judicial emergencies
    • 6 nominees
      • James Alan Soto , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 12/31/2012
      • John Joseph Tuchi , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 09/03/2013
      • Steven Paul Logan , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 01/30/2013
      • Douglas L. Rayes , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 01/30/2013
      • Diane Humetewa , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 01/03/2011
      • Rosemary Marquez , nominated 6/23/11 for seat vacated 08/03/10
  • Central District of California
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 03/13/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • AndrĂ© Birotte, Jr. , nominated 04/03/2014 for seat vacated 03/13/2014
  • 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
    • No nominee
  • Southern District of California
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 03/29/13
    • 1 nominee
      • Cynthia Ann Bashant , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 3/29/2013
  • District of Nevada
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 12/31/11
    • 1 judical emergency
    • 1 nominee
      • Richard Franklin Boulware II , nominated 01/16/2014 for seat vacated 12/31/2011
  • Eastern District of Washington
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/07/12, 11/01/2013
    • 2 nominees
      • Salvador Mendoza, Jr. , nominated 01/16/2014 for seat vacated 11/01/2013
      • Stanley Allen Bastian , nominated 09/19/2013 for seat vacated 06/07/2012

Tenth Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 1 vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/27/2011
    • 1 nominee
      • Nancy L. Moritz , nominated 08/01/2013 for seat vacated 1/27/2011
  • District of Kansas
    • 2 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 11/2/10, 04/22/2014
    • 1 nominee
      • Daniel D. Crabtree , nominated 08/01/2013 for seat vacated 11/2/2010
  • 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
    • 1 current vacancy
      • Vacant since: 01/01/2014
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 09/01/2014
    • No nominee

Eleventh Circuit

  • Court of Appeals
    • 4 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 8/29/10, 07/15/12, 09/30/2013, 10/25/2013
    • 4 judicial emergencies
    • 3 nominees
  • 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 vacancies
      • Vacant since: 06/03/13, 03/31/2014
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 2 nominees
      • Carlos Eduardo Mendoza , nominated 02/06/2014 for seat vacated 06/03/2013
      • Paul G. Byron , nominated 02/06/2014 for seat vacated 03/31/2014
  • Southern District of Florida
    • 3 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 02/15/2012, 11/16/12, 12/15/2013
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD pending elevation of Judge Rosenbaum to 11th Cir.
    • 3 judicial emergencies
    • 3 nominees
      • Robin L. Rosenberg , nominated 02/26/2014 for seat vacated 02/15/2012
      • Darrin P. Gayles , nominated 02/06/2014 for seat vacated 11/16/2012
      • Beth Bloom , nominated 02/06/2014 for seat vacated 12/15/2013
  • 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
    • 3 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 1/20/10, 2/9/09, 01/31/13
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: TBD pending elevation of Judge Carnes to 11th Cir.
    • 2 judicial emergencies
    • 4 nominees

Federal Circuit

Circuit of the District of Columbia

  • District of District of Columbia
    • 2 current vacancies
      • Vacant since: 07/01/2013, 01/14/2014
    • 1 future vacancy
      • To be vacated: 06/2014
    • 2 nominees
      • Randolph D. Moss , nominated 04/03/2014 for seat vacated 01/14/2014
      • Tanya S. Chutkan , nominated 12/19/2013 for seat vacated 07/01/2013

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