Updated as of January 27, 2022.

Federal Vacancy Overview

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

22

Circuit Court

92

District Court

2

Federal Claims

2

International Trade

Circuit Court Vacancies

Includes current and announced vacancies.

22

D.C. Circuit

Federal Circuit

First Circuit

Second Circuit

Third Circuit

Fourth Circuit

Fifth Circuit

1

1

2

3

3

2

2

Sixth Circuit

Seventh Circuit

Eighth Circuit

Ninth Circuit

Tenth Circuit

Eleventh Circuit

3

2

0

1

1

1

Vacancy Details

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

JUDGECIRCUITPRESIDENTEFFECTIVE
David S. TatelD.C.ClintonTBD
Kathleen M. O’MalleyFederalObama3/11/2022
Jeffrey R. Howard1st (NH)W. Bush3/31/2022
O. Rogeriee Thompson1st (RI)Obama12/31/2021
Rosemary S. Pooler2nd (NY)Clinton TBD
José A. Cabranes2nd (CT)Clinton TBD
Susan L. Carney2nd (CT)ObamaTBD
Theodore A. McKee3rd (PA)ClintonTBD
D. Brooks Smith3rd (PA)W. Bush12/4/2021
Thomas Ambro3rd (DE)ClintonTBD
Henry Floyd4th (SC)ObamaTBD
Diana Gribbon Motz4th (MD)ClintonTBD
Gregg Jeffrey Costa5th (TX)Obama8/5/2022
James L. Dennis5th (LA)ClintonTBD
Bernice Donald6th (TN)ObamaTBD
Helen White6th (MI)Clinton/W. BushTBD
R. Guy Cole6th (OH)ClintonTBD
Diane P. Wood7th (IL)ClintonTBD
David F. Hamilton7th (IN)ObamaTBD
Margaret McKeown9th (WA)ClintonTBD
Mary Beck Briscoe10th (KS)Clinton3/15/2021
Beverly Martin11th (GA)Obama9/30/2021

District Court Vacancies

Includes current and announced vacancies.

92

Middle District

1

Alaska

Arizona

1

0

Western District

1

Eastern District

Central District

Northern District

Southern District

2

7

5

5

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

D.C.

2

0

1

1

Southern District

2

Middle District

Northern District

Southern District

0

2

0

Hawaii

Idaho

2

0

Northern District

1

Northern District

Southern District

1

1

Southern District

1

Kansas

Kentucky

1

0

Western District

1

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

0

2

3

Eastern District

Western District

1

0

Minnesota

1

Northern District

Southern District

1

0

Eastern District

Western District

1

0

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

0

0

2

0

2

1

Eastern District

Northern District

Southern District

5

2

5

North Carolina

North Dakota

0

0

Northern District
Southern District

3
1

Northern District

1

Oregon

1

Eastern District

Middle District

5

1

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

3

0

1

1

0

Eastern District

Northern District

Southern District

Western District

0

0

1

1

Utah

Vermont

1

0

Eastern District

Western District

2

1

Eastern District

Western District

0

4

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
Timothy M. BurgessDistrict of AlaskaW. Bush12/31/2021
Paul Kinloch Holmes IIIWestern District of ArkansasObama11/10/2021
Morrison C. England Jr.Eastern District of CaliforniaW. Bush12/17/2019
John A. MendezEastern District of CaliforniaW. Bush4/17/2022
Margaret M. MorrowCentral District of CaliforniaClinton10/29/2015
Andrew J. GuilfordCentral District of CaliforniaW. Bush7/5/2019
John A. KronstadtCentral District of CaliforniaObama4/1/2022
James V. SelnaCentral District of CaliforniaW. Bush3/3/2020
Beverly Reid O’ConnellCentral District of CaliforniaObama10/8/2017
Manuel L. RealCentral District of CaliforniaJohnson11/4/2018
Virginia Anne PhillipsCentral District of CaliforniaClinton2/14/2022
Jeffrey Steven WhiteNorthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush2/1/2021
Phyllis J. HamiltonNorthern District of CaliforniaClinton2/1/2021
William Haskell AlsupNorthern District of CaliforniaClinton1/21/2021
Edward ChenNorthern District of California Obama5/17/2022
Lucy H. KohNorthern District of California Obama12/15/2021
John A. HoustonSouthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush2/6/2018
Larry A. BurnsSouthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush1/22/2021
Michael M. AnelloSouthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush10/31/2018
Anthony J. BattagliaSouthern District of CaliforniaObama3/31/2021
William Q. HayesSouthern District of CaliforniaW. Bush8/1/2021
Richard Brooke JacksonDistrict of ColoradoObama9/30/2021
Christine ArguelloDistrict of ColoradoW. Bush7/15/2022
Leonard P. StarkDistrict of DelawareObamaTBD
Colleen Kollar-KotellyDistrict of D.C.ClintonTBD
Federico A. MorenoSouthern District of FloridaH.W. Bush7/17/2020
Ursula UngaroSouthern District of FloridaH.W. Bush5/2/2021
Thomas W. Thrash Jr.Northern District of GeorgiaClinton5/8/2021
Amy TotenbergNorthern District of GeorgiaObama4/4/2021
B. Lynn WinmillDistrict of IdahoClinton8/16/2021
Matthew F. KennellyNorthern District of IllinoisClinton10/7/2021
Theresa L. SpringmannNorthern District of IndianaW. Bush1/23/2021
Richard L. YoungSouthern District of IndianaClintonTBD
John A. JarveySouthern District of IowaW. Bush3/18/2022
Julie A. RobinsonDistrict of KansasW. Bush1/14/2022
Elizabeth E. FooteWestern District of LouisianaObama1/21/2022
Ellen Lipton HollanderDistrict of MarylandObamaTBD
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
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
Robert Clive JonesDistrict of NevadaW. Bush2/1/2016
James C. MahanDistrict of NevadaW. Bush6/29/2018
Faith S. HochbergDistrict of New JerseyClinton3/6/2015
Jose L. LinaresDistrict of New JerseyW. Bush5/16/2019
Judith C. HerreraDistrict of New MexicoW. Bush7/1/2019
Joseph F. BiancoEastern District of New YorkW. Bush5/8/2019
Brian M. CoganEastern District of New YorkW. Bush6/12/2020
Dora L. IrizarryEastern District of New YorkW. Bush1/26/2020
Position Open (New Seat)Eastern District of New YorkN/A2/1/2021
William F. Kuntz IIEastern District of New YorkObama1/1/2022
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
Richard J. SullivanSouthern District of New YorkW. Bush10/11/2018
George B. DanielsSouthern District of New YorkClinton5/1/2021
Colleen McMahonSouthern District of New YorkClinton4/10/2021
Alison J. NathanSouthern District of New YorkObamaTBD
Dan A. PolsterNorthern District of OhioClinton1/31/2021
James S. GwinNorthern District of OhioClinton1/31/2021
Solomon Oliver Jr.Northern District of OhioClinton2/15/2021
Timothy BlackSouthern District of OhioObama5/18/2022
John E. DowdellNorthern District of OklahomaObama6/21/2021
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
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
Philip R. MartinezWestern District of TexasW. Bush2/26/2021
Vanessa D. GilmoreSouthern District of TexasClinton1/2/2022
David O. NufferDistrict of UtahObama4/2/2022
John A. Gibney, Jr.Eastern District of VirginiaObama11/1/2021
Raymond Alvin JacksonEastern District of VirginiaClinton11/23/2021
James P. JonesWestern District of VirginiaClinton8/30/2021
James L. RobartWestern District of WashingtonW. Bush6/28/2016
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