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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.Elevated05/08/20197784870
02 - NY-SForrest,Katherine B.Resigned09/11/201810175350
02 - NY-SSullivan,Richard J.Elevated10/11/20189875350
02 - CCAHall,Peter W.Senior03/04/20211120774
02 - CCAChin,DennySenior06/01/2021230774
02 - CCAKatzmann,Robert A.Senior01/21/20211540774
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201523029940
03 - NJSimandle,Jerome B.Senior05/31/201714859940
03 - NJKugler,Robert B.Senior11/02/20189659940
03 - NJLinares,Jose L.Retired05/16/20197709940
05 - TX-WMartinez,Philip R.Deceased02/26/20211188200
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/201520657160
09 - CA-CGuilford,Andrew J.Senior07/05/20197207160
09 - CA-CSnyder,Christina A.Senior11/23/201616747160
09 - CA-CO'Connell,Beverly ReidDeceased10/08/201713557160
09 - CA-CSelna,James V.Senior03/03/20204787160
09 - CA-CReal,Manuel L.Senior11/04/20189637160
09 - CA-EO'Neill,Lawrence J.Senior02/02/20205087000
09 - CA-EEngland Jr.,Morrison C.Senior12/17/20195557000
09 - CA-NWhite,Jeffrey StevenSenior02/01/20211436620
09 - CA-NAlsup,William HaskellSenior01/21/20211546620
09 - CA-NHamilton,Phyllis J.Senior02/01/20211436620
09 - CA-SHouston,John A.Senior02/06/201812345980
09 - CA-SBattaglia,Anthony J.Senior03/31/2021855980
09 - CA-SBenitez,Roger T.Senior12/31/201712715980
09 - CA-SMoskowitz,Barry TedSenior01/23/20198835980
09 - CA-SBurns,Larry A.Senior01/22/20211535980
09 - CA-SAnello,Michael M.Senior10/31/20189675980
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/201619704730
09 - NVMahan,James C.Senior06/29/201810914730
09 - WA-WLeighton,Ronald B.Senior02/28/20198474450
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/201618224450
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/201619754450
09 - WA-WSettle,Benjamin HaleSenior01/01/20205404450
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/201619654450
10 - NMBrack,RobertSenior07/25/201810654310
10 - NMHerrera,Judith C.Senior07/01/20197244310