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Judicial Emergencies for October 2013

Judicial Emergencies As of 10/01/2013
Circuit/District Vacancy Created By Reason Vacancy Date Days Pending Weighted Filings per Judgeship* Adjusted Filings per Panel*
01 - PR Dominguez,Daniel R. Senior 07/31/2011 793 438
02 - NYW Siragusa,Charles J. Senior 12/15/2012 290 648
04 - NCE Howard,Malcolm J. Senior 12/31/2005 2831 680
05 - TXE Folsom,David Retired 03/17/2012 563 1137
05 - TXE Ward,T. John Retired 10/01/2011 731 1137
05 - TXS Jack,Janis Graham Senior 06/01/2011 853 575
05 - TXW Furgeson Jr.,W. Royal Senior 11/30/2008 1766 719
05 - CCA Benavides,Fortunato P. Senior 02/03/2012 606 894
05 - CCA Garza,Emilio M. Senior 08/01/2012 426 894
07 - ILN Hibbler,William J. Deceased 03/19/2012 561 527
07 - WIW Shabaz,John C. Senior 01/20/2009 1715 642
07 - CCA Evans,Terence T. Senior 01/07/2010 1363 516
09 - AZ Bury,David C. Senior 12/31/2012 274 677
09 - AZ Martone,Frederick J. Senior 01/30/2013 244 677
09 - AZ Murguia,Mary H. Elevated 01/03/2011 1002 677
09 - AZ Zapata,Frank R. Senior 08/03/2010 1155 677
09 - AZ Silver,Roslyn O. Senior 09/03/2013 28 677
09 - AZ Teilborg,James A. Senior 01/30/2013 244 677
09 - CAE Ishii,Anthony W. Senior 10/31/2012 335 1044
09 - CAN Illston,Susan Yvonne Senior 07/01/2013 92 662
09 - CAN Ware,James Retired 08/31/2012 396 662
09 - CAN FJC Director 10/03/2011 729 662
09 - MT Haddon,Sam E. Senior 12/31/2012 274 375
09 - MT Cebull,Richard F. Senior 03/18/2013 197 375
09 - NV Pro,Philip M. Senior 12/31/2011 640 545
09 - CCA Trott,Stephen S. Senior 12/31/2004 3196 840
09 - CCA Fisher,Raymond C. Senior 04/01/2013 183 840
10 - KS Lungstrum,John W. Senior 11/02/2010 1064 463
11 - ALN Smith Jr.,C. Lynwood Senior 08/31/2013 31 602
11 - ALN Johnson,Inge Prytz Senior 10/24/2012 342 602
11 - FLM Antoon II,John Senior 06/03/2013 120 644
11 - FLM Lazzara,Richard A. Senior 12/17/2011 654 644
11 - FLS Seitz,Patricia A. Senior 11/16/2012 319 648
11 - FLS Jordan,Adalberto Elevated 02/15/2012 594 648
11 - GAN Cooper,Clarence Senior 02/09/2009 1695 545
11 - GAN Martin,Beverly B. Elevated 01/20/2010 1350 545
11 - CCA Edmondson,J. L. Senior 07/15/2012 443 1033
11 - CCA Birch Jr.,Stanley F. Retired 08/29/2010 1129 1033
11 - CCA Barkett,Rosemary Resigned 09/30/2013 1 1033
Total Emergencies = 39
*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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