Updated as of November 30, 2022.

Federal Vacancy Overview

Includes current and announced vacancies.
For a breakdown of current nominees, click here.

16

Circuit Court

98

District Court

2

Federal Claims

2

International Trade

Circuit Court Vacancies

Includes current and announced vacancies.

16

D.C. Circuit

Federal Circuit

First Circuit

Second Circuit

Third Circuit

Fourth Circuit

Fifth Circuit

1

0

2

1

2

2

2

Sixth Circuit

Seventh Circuit

Eighth Circuit

Ninth Circuit

Tenth Circuit

Eleventh Circuit

1

2

0

1

1

1

Vacancy Details

Judges who have taken senior status, retired, or died.

JUDGECIRCUITPRESIDENTEFFECTIVE
Judith W. RogersD.C.Clinton9/1/2022
Jeffrey R. Howard1st (NH)W. Bush3/31/2022
Sandra Lynch1st (MA)ClintonTBD
José A. Cabranes2nd (CT)Clinton TBD
D. Brooks Smith3rd (PA)W. Bush12/4/2021
Thomas Ambro3rd (DE)ClintonTBD
Henry Floyd4th (SC)Obama12/31/2021
Diana Gribbon Motz4th (MD)ClintonTBD
Gregg Jeffrey Costa5th (TX)Obama8/31/2022
James L. Dennis5th (LA)ClintonTBD
R. Guy Cole6th (OH)ClintonTBD
David F. Hamilton7th (IN)ObamaTBD
Michael S. Kanne7th (IN)Reagan6/16/2022
Sidney Thomas9th (MT)ClintonTBD
Mary Beck Briscoe10th (KS)Clinton3/15/2021
Beverly Martin11th (GA)Obama9/30/2021

District Court Vacancies

Includes current and announced vacancies.

98

Middle District
Northern District

1
1

Alaska

Arizona

1

0

Western District

1

Eastern District

Central District

Northern District

Southern District

1

4

3

4

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

D.C.

2

2

0

2

Southern District

Middle District

4

2

Middle District

Northern District

Southern District

0

0

0

Hawaii

Idaho

0

1

Northern District

Central District

3

1

Northern District

Southern District

2

1

Kansas

1

Eastern District

Western District

1

0

Eastern District

Western District

1

2

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

0

1

3

Eastern District

Western District

4

0

Minnesota

1

Northern District

Southern District

1

0

Eastern District

Western District

3

0

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

0

1

0

0

3

1

Eastern District

Northern District

Southern District

4

1

4

Western District

1

North Dakota

0

Northern District
Southern District

0
1

Northern District

2

Oregon

1

Eastern District

Middle District

5

2

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

1

0

1

1

Western District

1

Eastern District

Northern District

Southern District

Western District

0

0

2

3

Utah

Vermont

1

0

Eastern District

Western District

1

1

Eastern District

Western District

1

3

West Virginia

0

Eastern District

Western District

1

0

Wyoming

1

Vacancy Details

Judges who have taken senior status, retired, or died.

JUDGEDISTRICTPRESIDENTEFFECTIVE
Andrew Lynn BrasherMiddle District of AlabamaTrump2/11/2020
Abdul KallonNorthern District of AlabamaObama8/31/2022
Timothy M. BurgessDistrict of AlaskaW. Bush12/31/2021
Paul Kinloch Holmes IIIWestern District of ArkansasObama11/10/2021
John A. MendezEastern District of CaliforniaW. Bush4/17/2022
Margaret M. MorrowCentral District of CaliforniaClinton10/29/2015
John A. KronstadtCentral District of CaliforniaObama4/1/2022
Beverly Reid O’ConnellCentral District of CaliforniaObama10/8/2017
Virginia Anne PhillipsCentral District of CaliforniaClinton2/14/2022
Jeffrey Steven WhiteNorthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush2/1/2021
Edward ChenNorthern District of California Obama5/17/2022
Lucy H. KohNorthern District of California Obama12/15/2021
Larry A. BurnsSouthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush1/22/2021
Anthony J. BattagliaSouthern District of CaliforniaObama3/31/2021
William Q. HayesSouthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush8/1/2021
Gonzalo P. Curiel Southern District of California Obama 3/23/2022
William J. MartinezDistrict of ColoradoObama2/10/2023
Raymond P. MooreDistrict of ColoradoObama6/20/2023
Sarah A.L. MerriamDistrict of ConnecticutBidenTBD
Stefan R. UnderhillDistrict of ConnecticutClinton11/1/2022
Colleen Kollar-KotellyDistrict of D.C.ClintonTBD
Florence Y. Pan District of D.C. BidenTBD
Federico A. MorenoSouthern District of FloridaH.W. Bush7/17/2020
Ursula UngaroSouthern District of FloridaH.W. Bush5/2/2021
Robert N. Scola, Jr. Southern District of FloridaObama10/31/2023
Marcia G. CookeSouthern District of FloridaW. Bush7/15/2022
Roy B. Dalton, Jr. Middle District of FloridaObama7/9/2022
Brian DavisMiddle District of FloridaObama12/30/2023
B. Lynn WinmillDistrict of IdahoClinton8/16/2021
John Z. Lee Northern District of Illinois ObamaTBD
Charles NorgleNorthern District of IllinoisReagan10/4/2022
Robert DowNorthern District of IllinoisW. Bush12/5/2022
Sue MyerscoughCentral District of IllinoisObamaTBD
Theresa L. SpringmannNorthern District of IndianaW. Bush1/23/2021
John DeGuilioNorthern District of IndianaClinton7/17/2023
Richard L. YoungSouthern District of IndianaClintonTBD
Julie A. RobinsonDistrict of KansasW. Bush1/14/2022
Karen K. Caldwell Eastern District of Kentucky W. Bush TBD
Martin L.C. FeldmanEastern District of LouisianaReagan1/27/2022
Elizabeth E. FooteWestern District of LouisianaObama1/21/2022
Michael JuneauWestern District of LouisianaTrump2/1/2022
Paul W. GrimmDistrict of MarylandObama12/11/2022
Timothy HillmanDistrict of MassachusettsObama7/1/2022
George A. O’Toole Jr.District of MassachusettsClinton1/1/2018
William G. YoungDistrict of MassachusettsReagan7/1/2021
Gershwin A. Drain Eastern District of Michigan Obama8/13/2022
Stephanie D. DavisEastern District of MichiganTrumpTBD
Denise Page HoodEastern District of MichiganClinton5/1/2022
David M. LawsonEastern District of MichiganClinton8/6/2021
Susan Richard NelsonDistrict of MinnesotaObama12/31/2021
Michael P. MillsNorthern District of MississippiW. Bush11/1/2021
Rodney W. SippelEastern District of MissouriClintonTBD
Audrey G. Fleissig Eastern District of Missouri Obama4/14/2023
John Andrew RossEastern District of MissouriObama6/9/2023
Judge John M. GerrardDistrict of NebraskaObama2/6/2023
Noel Lawrence HillmanDistrict of New JerseyW. Bush4/4/2022
Freda L. Wolfson District of New Jersey W. Bush 2/1/2023
Kevin McNultyDistrict of New Jersey Obama10/31/2023
Judith C. HerreraDistrict of New MexicoW. Bush7/1/2019
Joseph F. BiancoEastern District of New YorkW. Bush5/8/2019
Position Open (New Seat)Eastern District of New YorkN/A2/1/2021
William F. Kuntz IIEastern District of New YorkObama1/1/2022
Kiyo MatsumotoEastern District of New YorkW. Bush7/23/2022
Gary L. SharpeNorthern District of New YorkW. Bush1/1/2016
David N. Hurd Northern District of New York ClintonTBD
Katherine B. ForrestSouthern District of New YorkObama9/11/2018
Colleen McMahonSouthern District of New YorkClinton4/10/2021
Alison J. NathanSouthern District of New YorkObama3/31/2022
Vincent BriccettiSouthern District of New YorkObama4/21/2023
Max W. CogburnWestern District of North CarolinaObamaTBD
Timothy BlackSouthern District of OhioObama5/18/2022
John E. DowdellNorthern District of OklahomaObama6/21/2021
Claire EganNorthern District of OklahomaW. Bush10/1/2022
Michael W. MosmanDistrict of OregonW. Bush12/27/2021
Timothy J. SavageEastern District of PennsylvaniaW. Bush3/1/2021
Lawrence F. StengelEastern District of PennsylvaniaW. Bush8/31/2018
C. Darnell Jones IIEastern District of PennsylvaniaW. Bush3/15/2021
Petrese TuckerEastern District of PennsylvaniaClinton6/1/2021
Cynthia M. RufeEastern District of PennsylvaniaW. Bush12/31/2021
John E. Jones IIIMiddle District of PennsylvaniaW. Bush8/1/2021
Robert Mariani Middle District of PennsylvaniaObama9/30/2022
Carmen Consuelo CerezoDistrict of Puerto RicoCarter2/28/2021
Franciso A. BesosaDistrict of Puerto RicoW. Bush1/1/2022
Gustavo A. Gelpí, Jr.District of Puerto RicoW. Bush10/18/2021
J. Michelle ChildsDistrict of South CarolinaObamaTBD
Jeffrey L. VikenDistrict of South DakotaObama10/1/2021
John Thomas Fowlkes, Jr. Western District of Tennessee Obama9/1/2022
Philip R. MartinezWestern District of TexasW. Bush2/26/2021
David C. GuaderramaWestern District of Texas Obama5/27/2023
Frank MontalvoWestern District of TexasW. Bush12/1/2022
Vanessa D. GilmoreSouthern District of TexasClinton1/2/2022
Micaela AlvarezSouthern District of TexasW. Bush 6/8/2023
David O. NufferDistrict of UtahObama4/2/2022
Raymond Alvin JacksonEastern District of VirginiaClinton11/23/2021
James P. JonesWestern District of VirginiaClinton8/30/2021
Rafael Mendoza, Jr. Eastern District of Washington ObamaTBD
Benjamin Hale SettleWestern District of WashingtonW. Bush1/1/2020
Ricardo MartinezWestern District of WashingtonW. BushTBD
Richard JonesWestern District of WashingtonW. BushTBD
William C. GriesbachEastern District of WisconsinW. Bush12/31/2019
Nancy FreudenthalDistrict of WyomingObama6/1/2022