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District Courts with Four Vacancies
As of July 3, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has one vacancy on the 28-judge court. For most of the past five years the court has had between five and ten vacancies that need to be filled by presidential nomination and Senate confirmation.
As of July 3, 2007, there are four unfilled vacancies on the district court bench. The vacancies exist in the following districts: Central District of California (1), Eastern District of California (1), Southern District of California (1), and Western District of Washington (1).
The President has nominated three people--one for the Central District of California, one for the Southern District of California, and one for the Western District of Washington.
Click here for a list of the vacancies and nominees.