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Judicial Emergencies

Find current federal judiciary judicial vacancies that the Judicial Conference has deemed as judicial emergencies and an explanation of what is a judicial emergency. 

*Adjusted Filings per Panel and Weighted Filings per Judgeship are Calendar Year Data

Beginning with calendar year 2015, weighted filings are based on the new district court case weights approved by the Judicial Conference in March 2016.

The new weighted filings definition may affect whether specific vacancies qualify as judicial emergencies.  Read about how a judicial emergency is defined

CourtVacancy Created ByReasonVacancy DateDays PendingWeighted Filings per Judgeship *Adjusted Filings per Panel *
04 - NC-EHoward,Malcolm J.Senior12/31/200538046060
04 - SCAnderson Jr.,Joseph F.Senior11/16/20145625030
04 - SCCurrie,Cameron McGowanSenior10/03/20139715030
05 - TX-EDavis,Leonard E.Retired05/15/201538212610
05 - TX-ESchell,Richard A.Senior03/10/201544812610
05 - TX-ESchneider,Michael H.Senior01/07/201614512610
05 - TX-NCummings,Samuel RaySenior12/31/20145176210
05 - TX-NMeans,TerrySenior07/03/201310636210
05 - TX-NSolis,Jorge A.Retired05/01/2016306210
05 - TX-NRobinson,Mary LouSenior02/03/20161186210
05 - TX-SJack,Janis GrahamSenior06/01/201118265630
05 - TX-SCosta,Gregg JeffreyElevated05/20/20147425630
05 - TX-WJunell,Robert A.Senior02/13/20154736910
05 - CCAGarza,Emilio M.Senior08/01/201213990912
05 - CCAKing,Carolyn DineenSenior12/31/20138820912
06 - CCAMartin Jr.,Boyce F.Retired08/16/201310190536
07 - IN-SBarker,Sarah EvansSenior06/30/20147016210
08 - NEBataillon,Joseph F.Senior10/03/20146064580
09 - CA-CCollins,Audrey B.Retired08/01/20146695450
09 - IDLodge,Edward J.Senior07/03/20153334940
09 - CCAPregerson,HarrySenior12/11/20151720786
10 - KSVratil,Kathryn H.Senior04/22/20147706960
11 - AL-MThompson,Myron H.Senior08/22/201310133790
11 - AL-MFuller,Mark E.Resigned08/01/20153043790
11 - FL-MConway,Anne C.Senior08/01/20153046110
11 - FL-MSteele,John E.Senior06/03/20153636110
11 - FL-SRosenbaum,Robin S.Elevated05/12/20147506750
11 - GA-NCarnes,Julie E.Elevated07/21/20146805070
11 - CCADubina,Joel F.Senior10/26/20139480912