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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 *
02 - NY-EBianco,Joseph F.Elevated05/08/20197074870
02 - NY-SForrest,Katherine B.Resigned09/11/20189465350
02 - NY-SSullivan,Richard J.Elevated10/11/20189165350
02 - CCAHall,Peter W.Senior03/04/2021410774
02 - CCAKatzmann,Robert A.Senior01/21/2021830774
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201522319940
03 - NJKugler,Robert B.Senior11/02/20188949940
03 - NJSheridan,Peter G.Senior06/14/201810359940
03 - NJSimandle,Jerome B.Senior05/31/201714149940
03 - NJMartini,William J.Senior02/10/201522559940
03 - NJLinares,Jose L.Retired05/16/20196999940
05 - TX-WMartinez,Philip R.Deceased02/26/2021478200
09 - CA-CGuilford,Andrew J.Senior07/05/20196497160
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/201519947160
09 - CA-CReal,Manuel L.Senior11/04/20188927160
09 - CA-CSnyder,Christina A.Senior11/23/201616037160
09 - CA-CO'Connell,Beverly ReidDeceased10/08/201712847160
09 - CA-CSelna,James V.Senior03/03/20204077160
09 - CA-EEngland Jr.,Morrison C.Senior12/17/20194847000
09 - CA-EO'Neill,Lawrence J.Senior02/02/20204377000
09 - CA-NAlsup,William HaskellSenior01/21/2021836620
09 - CA-NHamilton,Phyllis J.Senior02/01/2021726620
09 - CA-NWhite,Jeffrey StevenSenior02/01/2021726620
09 - CA-SHouston,John A.Senior02/06/201811635980
09 - CA-SBattaglia,Anthony J.Senior03/31/2021145980
09 - CA-SBenitez,Roger T.Senior12/31/201712005980
09 - CA-SMoskowitz,Barry TedSenior01/23/20198125980
09 - CA-SBurns,Larry A.Senior01/22/2021825980
09 - CA-SAnello,Michael M.Senior10/31/20188965980
09 - NVMahan,James C.Senior06/29/201810204730
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/201618994730
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/201617514450
09 - WA-WLeighton,Ronald B.Senior02/28/20197764450
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/201618944450
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/201619044450
09 - WA-WSettle,Benjamin HaleSenior01/01/20204694450
10 - COKrieger,Marcia S.Senior03/03/20197736410
10 - NMHerrera,Judith C.Senior07/01/20196534310
10 - NMBrack,RobertSenior07/25/20189944310