Federal Judiciary
VACANCIES IN THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
Total Judicial Vacancies = 56
Total Circuit Court Vacancies = 19
Total District Court Vacancies = 37
District of Columbia Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Edwards, Harry 11/3/2005 District of Columbia Vacancy - Senior Status N
Roberts, Jr., C.J., John 9/29/2005 District of Columbia Vacancy - Elevated N
Silberman, Laurence 11/1/2000 District of Columbia Vacancy - Senior Status Kavanaugh, Brett M. N
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First Circuit Court
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Casellas, Salvador 6/10/2005 PR Vacancy - Senior Status N
Laffite, Hector M. 11/15/2005 PR Vacancy - Senior Status N
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Second Circuit Court
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Block, Frederic 9/1/2005 ENY Vacancy - Senior Status Cogan, Brian M. Y
Squatrito, Dominic 11/1/2004 CT Vacancy - Senior Status Bryant, Vanessa Lynne N
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Third Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Alito, Jr., Samuel A. 1/31/2006 New Jersey Vacancy - Elevated N
Chertoff, Michael 2/15/2004 New Jersey Vacanacy - Resigned Chagares, Michael A. N
Nygaard, Richard 7/9/2005 Pennsylvania Vacancy - Senior Status N
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Bassler, William 3/6/2005 NJ Vacancy - Senior Status Hillman, Noel Lawrence N
Bissell, John W. 9/1/2005 NJ Vacancy - Retired Wigenton, Susan Davis N
Cindrich, Robert 2/1/2004 WPA Vacanacy - Resigned N
Orlofsky, Stephen 8/31/2003 NJ Vacanacy - Resigned Sheridan, Peter G. Y
Van Antwerpen, Franklin 5/20/2004 EPA Vacancy - Elevated Y
Walls, William 1/31/2005 NJ Vacancy - Senior Status Bumb, Renee Marie N
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Fourth Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Murnaghan, Jr., Francis 8/31/2000 Maryland Vacancy - Deceased Y
Phillips, J.D. 7/31/1994 North Carolina Vacancy - Senior Status Boyle, Terrence Y
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Bullock, Jr., Frank 12/31/2005 MNC Vacancy - Senior Status N
Haden, II, Charles 3/20/2004 SWVA Vacancy - Deceased Johnston, Thomas E. N
Hilton, Claude M. 12/31/2005 EVA Vacancy - Senior Status Y
Howard, Malcolm 12/31/2005 ENC Vacancy - Senior Status N
McKnight, H. Brent 11/27/2004 WNC Vacancy - Deceased Whitney, Frank D. N
Mullen, Graham 12/1/2005 WNC Vacancy - Senior Status N
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Fifth Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Politz, Henry 8/10/1999 Mississippi Vacancy - Senior Status Wallace, Michael Brunson Y
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Barbour, Jr., William H. 2/4/2006 SMS Vacancy - Senior Status Y
Werlein, Ewing 12/31/2005 STX Vacancy - Senior Status Miller, Gary Hampton Y
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Sixth Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Neilson, Susan Bieke 1/25/2006 Michigan Vacancy - Deceased Y
Ryan, James 1/1/2000 Michigan Vacancy - Senior Status Saad, Henry W. Y
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Duggan, Patrick 9/29/2000 EMI Vacancy - Senior Status Ryan, Daniel P. N
Enslen, Richard 9/1/2005 WMI Vacancy - Senior Status N
Gadola, Paul 1/31/2001 EMI Vacancy - Senior Status Ludington, Thomas L. N
Katz, David 1/1/2005 NOH Vacancy - Senior Status Zouhary, Jack N
McKeague, David 6/13/2005 WMI Vacancy - Elevated N
Quist, Gordon 1/1/2006 WMI Vacancy - Senior Status N
Rice, Walter Herbert 11/30/2004 SOH Vacancy - Senior Status N
Wells, Lesley Brooks 2/14/2006 NOH Vacancy - Senior Status N
Zatkoff, Lawrence 6/16/2004 EMI Vacancy - Senior Status Cox, Sean F. N
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Eighth Circuit Court
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Kyle, Richard 5/31/2005 MN Vacancy - Senior Status Schiltz, Patrick J. Y
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Ninth Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Browning, James 9/1/2000 California Senior Status Ikuta, Sandra Segal Y
Nelson, Thomas 11/14/2003 Idaho Vacancy - Senior Status Myers, III, William G. Y
Tashima, A. Wallace 6/30/2004 California Vacancy - Senior Status Smith, Milan D. Y
Trott, Stephen 12/31/2004 California Vacancy - Senior Status Smith, N. Randy Y
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Burgess, Franklin 3/9/2005 WWA Vacancy - Senior Status Y
Hatter, Jr., Terry 4/22/2005 CCA Vacancy - Senior Status N
Keep, Judith Nelson 9/14/2004 SCA Vacancy - Deceased Y
Marshall, Consuelo Bland 10/21/2005 CCA Vacancy - Senior Status N
Taylor, Gary 12/8/2004 CCA Vacancy - Senior Status N
Tevrizian, Jr., Dickran 8/5/2005 CCA Vacancy - Senior Status Guilford, Andrew J. N
Timlin, Robert 2/1/2005 CCA Vacancy - Senior Status Larson, Stephen G. N
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Tenth Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Ebel, David 1/16/2006 Colorado Vacancy - Senior Status N
Seymour, Stephanie 10/16/2005 Oklahoma Vacancy - Senior Status Payne, James H. N
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Holmes, Sven 3/14/2005 NOK Vacancy - Retired Holmes, Jerome A. N
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Eleventh Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
District Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy District Reason Nominee Emergency
Hunt, Jr., Willis B. 6/30/2005 NGA Vacancy - Senior Status Batten, Sr., Timothy C. N
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Federal Circuit Court
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Clevenger, III, Raymond 2/1/2006 District of Columbia Vacancy - Senior Status N
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US Court of Int'l Trade
Circuit Judges
Previous Judge Vacancy State Reason Nominee Emergency
Aquilino, Jr., Thomas 12/10/2004 Int'l Trade Vacancy - Senior Status Gordon, Leo M. N
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