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Judicial Emergencies for March 2013

Judicial Emergencies As of 03/01/2013
Circuit/District Vacancy Created By Reason Vacancy Date Days Pending Weighted Filings per Judgeship* Adjusted Filings per Panel*
02 - NYE Dearie,Raymond J. Senior 04/03/2011 698 597
04 - NCE Howard,Malcolm J. Senior 12/31/2005 2617 662
05 - TXE Folsom,David Retired 03/17/2012 349 777
05 - TXE Ward,T. John Retired 10/01/2011 517 777
05 - TXS Jack,Janis Graham Senior 06/01/2011 639 599
05 - TXW Furgeson Jr.,W. Royal Senior 11/30/2008 1552 782
05 - CCA Garza,Emilio M. Senior 08/01/2012 212 865
05 - CCA Benavides,Fortunato P. Senior 02/03/2012 392 865
07 - WIW Shabaz,John C. Senior 01/20/2009 1501 591
07 - CCA Evans,Terence T. Senior 01/07/2010 1149 522
09 - AZ Zapata,Frank R. Senior 08/03/2010 941 811
09 - AZ Murguia,Mary H. Elevated 01/03/2011 788 811
09 - AZ Teilborg,James A. Senior 01/30/2013 30 811
09 - AZ Bury,David C. Senior 12/31/2012 60 811
09 - AZ Martone,Frederick J. Senior 01/30/2013 30 811
09 - CAC Fairbank,Valerie Baker Senior 03/01/2012 365 655
09 - CAE Burrell Jr.,Garland E. Senior 07/04/2012 240 1141
09 - CAE Ishii,Anthony W. Senior 10/31/2012 121 1141
09 - CAN Breyer,Charles R. Senior 12/31/2011 426 646
09 - CAN New Position 10/03/2011 515 646
09 - CAN Ware,James Retired 08/31/2012 182 646
09 - CCA Trott,Stephen S. Senior 12/31/2004 2982 822
10 - CO Daniel,Wiley Y. Senior 01/01/2013 59 676
11 - FLM Lazzara,Richard A. Senior 12/17/2011 440 663
11 - FLM Presnell,Gregory A. Senior 04/01/2012 334 663
11 - FLS Jordan,Adalberto Elevated 02/15/2012 380 639
11 - FLS Seitz,Patricia A. Senior 11/16/2012 105 639
11 - GAN Martin,Beverly B. Elevated 01/20/2010 1136 574
11 - GAN Cooper,Clarence Senior 02/09/2009 1481 574
11 - CCA Birch Jr.,Stanley F. Retired 08/29/2010 915 985
11 - CCA Edmondson,J. L. Senior 07/15/2012 229 985
Total Emergencies = 31
*Adjusted Filings per Panel and Weighted Filings per Judgeship are Calendar Year Data
A judicial emergency is defined as the following:
Circuit Court
  • any vacancy in a court of appeals 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 more than 18 months where weighted filings are between 430 to 600 per judgeship; OR
  • any court with more than one authorized judgeship and only one active judge.
  • (1), In determining judgeship needs in the U.S. district courts, the Judicial Conference uses weighted filings
    as a means of accounting for differences in the time required for judges to resolve various types of civil and
    criminal actions. Rather than counting each case as a single case, weights are applied based on the nature of
    cases. For example, cases involving a defaulted student loan are counted as 0.031 for each case and patent cases
    are counted as 1.9 cases. The criminal weights are applied on a per-defendant basis. The total for
    "weighted filings per judgeship" is the sum of all weights assigned to civil cases and criminal defendants,
    divided by the number of authorized judgeships.
    (2), In the courts of appeals, adjusted filings are used in a similar manner to weighted filings in the district
    courts. Adjusted filings eliminate reinstated cases and weight pro se appeals as one-third of a case. All other
    cases have a weight of one. The total for "adjusted filings per panel" is adjusted filings divided by the number
    of authorized three-judge panels (authorized judgeships/3).
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