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Judicial Emergencies for September 2014

Judicial Emergencies As of 09/01/2014
Circuit/District Vacancy Created By Reason Vacancy Date Days Pending Weighted Filings per Judgeship* Adjusted Filings per Panel*
02 - NYE Seybert,Joanna Senior 01/13/2014 231 647
04 - NCE Howard,Malcolm J. Senior 12/31/2005 3166 670
05 - TXE Folsom,David Retired 03/17/2012 898 1317
05 - TXE Ward,T. John Retired 10/01/2011 1066 1317
05 - TXS Jack,Janis Graham Senior 06/01/2011 1188 583
05 - TXS Tagle,Hilda G. Senior 12/31/2012 609 583
05 - TXW Furgeson Jr.,W. Royal Senior 11/30/2008 2101 663
05 - CCA King,Carolyn Dineen Senior 12/31/2013 244 873
05 - CCA Garza,Emilio M. Senior 08/01/2012 761 873
06 - KYW Heyburn II,John G. Senior 04/01/2014 153 444
06 - KYW Russell,Thomas B. Senior 11/15/2011 1021 444
06 - KYW Simpson III,Charles R. Senior 02/01/2013 577 444
07 - INS Barker,Sarah Evans Senior 06/30/2014 63 705
09 - CAC Collins,Audrey B. Retired 08/01/2014 31 637
09 - CAE Ishii,Anthony W. Senior 10/31/2012 670 909
11 - FLS Rosenbaum,Robin S. Elevated 05/12/2014 112 663
11 - GAN Cooper,Clarence Senior 02/09/2009 2030 546
11 - GAN Martin,Beverly B. Elevated 01/20/2010 1685 546
11 - GAN Pannell Jr.,Charles A. Senior 01/31/2013 578 546
11 - CCA Birch Jr.,Stanley F. Retired 08/29/2010 1464 915
11 - CCA Dubina,Joel F. Senior 10/26/2013 310 915
Total Emergencies = 21
*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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