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Judicial Emergencies for December 2013

Judicial Emergencies As of 12/01/2013
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 854 438
02 - NYW Siragusa,Charles J. Senior 12/15/2012 351 648
04 - NCE Howard,Malcolm J. Senior 12/31/2005 2892 680
05 - TXE Folsom,David Retired 03/17/2012 624 1137
05 - TXE Ward,T. John Retired 10/01/2011 792 1137
05 - TXS Jack,Janis Graham Senior 06/01/2011 914 575
05 - TXW Furgeson Jr.,W. Royal Senior 11/30/2008 1827 719
05 - CCA Benavides,Fortunato P. Senior 02/03/2012 667 894
05 - CCA Garza,Emilio M. Senior 08/01/2012 487 894
07 - WIW Shabaz,John C. Senior 01/20/2009 1776 642
07 - CCA Evans,Terence T. Senior 01/07/2010 1424 516
09 - AZ Bury,David C. Senior 12/31/2012 335 677
09 - AZ Murguia,Mary H. Elevated 01/03/2011 1063 677
09 - AZ Zapata,Frank R. Senior 08/03/2010 1216 677
09 - AZ Martone,Frederick J. Senior 01/30/2013 305 677
09 - AZ Silver,Roslyn O. Senior 09/03/2013 89 677
09 - AZ Teilborg,James A. Senior 01/30/2013 305 677
09 - CAE Ishii,Anthony W. Senior 10/31/2012 396 1044
09 - CAN Ware,James Retired 08/31/2012 457 662
09 - CAN Illston,Susan Yvonne Senior 07/01/2013 153 662
09 - CAN FJC Director 10/03/2011 790 662
09 - MT Cebull,Richard F. Senior 03/18/2013 258 375
09 - MT Haddon,Sam E. Senior 12/31/2012 335 375
09 - NV Pro,Philip M. Senior 12/31/2011 701 545
09 - CCA Trott,Stephen S. Senior 12/31/2004 3257 840
09 - CCA Fisher,Raymond C. Senior 04/01/2013 244 840
10 - KS Lungstrum,John W. Senior 11/02/2010 1125 463
11 - ALN Smith Jr.,C. Lynwood Senior 08/31/2013 92 602
11 - FLM Antoon II,John Senior 06/03/2013 181 644
11 - FLM Lazzara,Richard A. Senior 12/17/2011 715 644
11 - FLS Seitz,Patricia A. Senior 11/16/2012 380 648
11 - FLS Jordan,Adalberto Elevated 02/15/2012 655 648
11 - GAN Cooper,Clarence Senior 02/09/2009 1756 545
11 - GAN Martin,Beverly B. Elevated 01/20/2010 1411 545
11 - CCA Dubina,Joel F. Senior 10/26/2013 36 1033
11 - CCA Birch Jr.,Stanley F. Retired 08/29/2010 1190 1033
11 - CCA Edmondson,J. L. Senior 07/15/2012 504 1033
11 - CCA Barkett,Rosemary Resigned 09/30/2013 62 1033
Total Emergencies = 38
*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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