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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 *
01 - PRFuste,Jose AntonioRetired06/01/20169944950
02 - NY-EVitaliano,Eric N.Senior02/28/20177225060
02 - NY-EAmon,Carol BagleySenior11/30/20168125060
02 - NY-EGleeson,JohnResigned03/09/201610785060
02 - NY-EFeuerstein,Sandra J.Senior01/21/201514915060
02 - NY-SCastel,P. KevinSenior08/05/20175644630
02 - NY-SCrotty,Paul A.Senior08/01/201512994630
02 - NY-SPreska,Loretta A.Senior03/01/20177214630
02 - NY-WSkretny,William M.Senior03/08/201514454550
02 - CCALynch,Gerard E.Senior09/05/20168980715
02 - CCARaggi,ReenaSenior08/31/20181730715
03 - NJSimandle,Jerome B.Senior05/31/20176305450
03 - NJMartini,William J.Senior02/10/201514715450
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201514475450
04 - MDQuarles Jr.,William D.Retired02/01/201611154650
04 - NC-EHoward,Malcolm J.Senior12/31/200547996150
04 - WV-SCopenhaver Jr.,John T.Senior11/01/201811118600
05 - LA-EEngelhardt,Kurt D.Elevated05/09/201828711770
05 - LA-EBerrigan,Helen G.Senior08/23/201691111770
05 - TX-ESchell,Richard A.Senior03/10/201514439620
05 - TX-EDavis,Leonard E.Retired05/15/201513779620
05 - TX-EClark,RonSenior02/28/20183579620
05 - TX-NMeans,TerrySenior07/03/201320585420
05 - TX-NMcBryde,John H.Senior10/09/20181345420
05 - TX-NCummings,Samuel RaySenior12/31/201415125420
05 - TX-NFitzwater,Sidney A.Senior09/22/20181515420
05 - TX-NRobinson,Mary LouSenior02/03/201611135420
05 - TX-SJack,Janis GrahamSenior06/01/201128215610
05 - TX-WSparks,SamSenior12/31/20174167370
05 - CCAJolly,E. GradySenior10/03/20175050981
06 - MI-WBell,Robert HolmesSenior01/31/20177504450
07 - IL-NZagel,James B.Senior10/21/20168524470
07 - IL-NDarrah,John W.Senior03/01/20177214470
08 - NDErickson,Ralph R.Elevated09/28/20175104520
09 - AZCampbell,David G.Senior07/31/20182047270
09 - AZJorgenson,Cindy K.Senior04/06/20183207270
09 - CA-CCollins,Audrey B.Retired08/01/201416645580
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/201512105580
09 - CA-CPregerson,Dean D.Senior01/28/201611195580
09 - CA-CKing,George H.Retired01/06/20177755580
09 - CA-CSnyder,Christina A.Senior11/23/20168195580
09 - CA-SMoskowitz,Barry TedSenior01/23/2019285100
09 - CA-SBenitez,Roger T.Senior12/31/20174165100
09 - CA-SHuff,Marilyn L.Senior09/30/20168735100
09 - CA-SAnello,Michael M.Senior10/31/20181125100
09 - CA-SHouston,John A.Senior02/06/20183795100
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/201611155590
09 - ORBrown,Anna J.Senior07/27/20175734720
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/201611104700
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/201611204700
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/20169674700
09 - CCAPregerson,HarrySenior12/11/201511670772
09 - CCASilverman,Barry G.Senior10/11/20168620772
09 - CCAReinhardt,StephenDeceased03/29/20183280772
09 - CCAKozinski,AlexRetired12/18/20174290772
09 - CCAO'Scannlain,Diarmuid F.Senior12/31/20167810772
09 - CCATallman,Richard C.Senior03/03/20183540772
10 - COBlackburn,Robert E.Senior04/12/201610445170
10 - NMBrack,RobertSenior07/25/20182106360
10 - NMArmijo,M. ChristinaSenior02/07/20183786360
10 - OK-EPayne,James H.Senior08/01/20175683990
10 - UTStewart,Brian T.Senior09/01/201416334800
11 - AL-MFuller,Mark E.Resigned08/01/201512993820
11 - AL-MWatkins,W. KeithSenior01/31/2019203820
11 - FL-MWhittemore,James D.Senior08/29/20175406080
11 - FL-MSteele,John E.Senior06/03/201513586080
11 - FL-MKovachevich,Elizabeth A.Senior12/14/2018686080
11 - FL-NHinkle,Robert L.Senior11/07/20168355470
11 - FL-NSmoak,RichardSenior12/31/201511475470
11 - FL-SLenard,Joan A.Senior07/01/20175997150
11 - FL-SZloch,William J.Senior01/31/20177507150
11 - FL-SCohn,James I.Senior08/05/20169297150
11 - FL-SMarra,Kenneth A.Senior08/01/20175687150
11 - FL-SRosenbaum,Robin S.Elevated05/12/201417457150