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Federal Court Vacancies

Interactive Map of Federal Court
Judicial Vacancies by State

There are 126 current judicial vacancies to be appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
This includes 98 district, 20 circuit, 6 federal claims, and 2 international trade court vacancies.

Each circuit is shown in its own color group. Hover over your state to see photos of your Senators,
who confirm all judicial appointments, along with current circuit court and district court vacancies
.

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To learn more about our newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
and his background on religious liberty, click here.

District Court Openings

11th Circuit: Alabama

Senator Richard C. Shelby (R)
Senator Luther Strange (R)
District Court Vacancies: 5

9th Circuit: Alaska

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)
Senator Daniel Sullivan (R)
District Court Vacancies: 1

9th Circuit: Arizona

Senator John McCain (R)
Senator Jeff Flake (R)
District Court Vacancies: 2

8th Circuit: Arkansas

Senator John Boozman (R)
Senator Tom Cotton (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

9th Circuit: California

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
Senator Kamala D. Harris (D)
District Court Vacancies: 6

10th Circuit: Colorado

Senator Michael F. Bennet (D)
Senator Cory Gardner (R)
District Court Vacancies: 1

2nd Circuit: Connecticut

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D)
Senator Christopher Murphy (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

3rd Circuit: Delaware

Senator Thomas R. Carper (D)
Senator Christopher A. Coons (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

11th Circuit: Florida

Senator Bill Nelson (D)
Senator Marco Rubio (R)
District Court Vacancies: 7

11th Circuit: Georgia

Senator Jonny Isakson (R)
Senator David Perdue (R)
District Court Vacancies: 3

9th Circuit: Hawaii

Senator Brian Schatz (D)
Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

9th Circuit: Idaho

Senator Mike Crapo (R)
Senator James E. Risch (R)
District Court Vacancies: 1

7th Circuit: Illinois

Senator Richard J. Durbin (D)
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D)
District Court Vacancies: 2

7th Circuit: Indiana

Senator Joe Donnelly (D)
Senator Todd Young (R)
District Court Vacancies: 2

8th Circuit: Iowa

Senator Chuck Grassley (R)
Senator Joni Ernst (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

10th Circuit: Kansas

Senator Pat Roberts (R)
Senator Jerry Moran (R)
District Court Vacancies: 1

6th Circuit: Kentucky

Senator Mitch McConnell (R)
Senator Rand Paul (R)
District Court Vacancies: 2

5th Circuit: Louisiana

Senator Bill Cassidy (R)
Senator John Kennedy (R)
District Court Vacancies: 4

1st Circuit: Maine

Senator Susan M. Collins (R)
Senator Angus S. King Jr. (I)
District Court Vacancies: 0

4th Circuit: Maryland

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D)
Senator Chris Van Hollen (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

1st Circuit: Massachusetts

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D)
Senator Edward J. Markey (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

6th Circuit: Michigan

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
Senator Gary C. Peters (D)
District Court Vacancies: 2

8th Circuit: Minnesota

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D)
Senator Al Franken (D)
District Court Vacancies: 2

5th Circuit: Mississippi

Senator Thad Cochran (R)
Senator Roger F. Wicker (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

8th Circuit: Missouri

Senator Claire McCaskill (D)
Senator Roy Blunt (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

9th Circuit: Montana

Senator Jon Tester (D)
Senator Steve Daines (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

8th Circuit: Nebraska

Senator Deb Fischer (R)
Senator Ben Sasse (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

9th Circuit: Nevada

Senator Dean Heller (R)
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

1st Circuit: New Hampshire

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D)
Senator Margaret Wood Hassan (D)
District Court Vacancies: 0

3rd Circuit: New Jersey

Senator Robert Menendez (D)
Senator Cory A. Booker (D)
District Court Vacancies: 2

10th Circuit: New Mexico

Senator Tom Udall (D)
Senator Martin Heinrich (D)
District Court Vacancies: 0

2nd Circuit: New York

Senator Charles E. Schumer (D)
Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D)
District Court Vacancies: 8

4th Circuit: North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr (R)
Senator Thom Tillis (R)
District Court Vacancies: 1

8th Circuit: North Dakota

Senator John Hoeven (R)
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)
District Court Vacancies: 0

6th Circuit: Ohio

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
Senator Rob Portman (R)
District Court Vacancies: 2

10th Circuit: Oklahoma

Senator James M. Inhofe (R)
Senator James Lankford (R)
District Court Vacancies: 3

9th Circuit: Oregon

Senator Ron Wyden (D)
Senator Jeff Merkley (D)
District Court Vacancies: 0

3rd Circuit: Pennsylvania

Senator Robert P. Casey (D)
Senator Patrick J. Toomey (R)
District Court Vacancies: 6

1st Circuit: Rhode Island

Senator Jack Reed (D)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

4th Circuit: South Carolina

Senator Lindsey Graham (R)
Senator Tim Scott (R)
District Court Vacancies: 2

8th Circuit: South Dakota

Senator John Thune (R)
Senator Mike Rounds (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

6th Circuit: Tennessee

Senator Lamar Alexander (R)
Senator Bob Corker (R)
District Court Vacancies: 3

5th Circuit: Texas

Senator John Cornyn (R)
Senator Ted Cruz (R)
District Court Vacancies: 11

10th Circuit: Utah

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R)
Senator Mike Lee (R)
District Court Vacancies: 1

2nd Circuit: Vermont

Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D)
Senator Bernard Sanders (I)
District Court Vacancies: 0

4th Circuit: Virginia

Senator Mark R. Warner (D)
Senator Tim Kaine (D)
District Court Vacancies: 0

9th Circuit: Washington

Senator Patty Murray (D)
Senator Maria Cantwell (D)
District Court Vacancies: 3

4th Circuit: West Virginia

Senator Joe Manchin III (D)
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

7th Circuit: Wisconsin

Senator Ron Johnson (R)
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D)
District Court Vacancies: 1

10th Circuit: Wyoming

Senator Michael B. Enzi (R)
Senator John Barrasso (R)
District Court Vacancies: 0

D.C. Circuit

District Court Openings: 4

Puerto Rico

District Court Vacanciess: 1

Circuit Court Openings

1st Circuit Vacancies: 0

Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Puerto Rico*
Rhode Island

2nd Circuit Vacancies: 2

Connecticut
New York
Vermont

3rd Circuit Vacancies: 3

Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
The Virgin Islands*

4th Circuit Vacancies: 0

Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia

5th Circuit Vacancies: 3

Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

6th Circuit Vacancies: 2

Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Tennessee

 

7th Circuit Vacancies: 2

Illinois
Indiana
Wisconsin

8th Circuit Vacancies: 2

Arkansas
Iowa
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
South Dakota

9th Circuit Vacancies: 4

Alaska
Arizona
California
Guam*
Idaho
Hawaii
Montana
Nevada
Northern Mariana Islands*
Oregon
Washington

10th Circuit Vacancies: 0

Colorado
Kansas
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Utah
Wyoming

11th Circuit Vacancies: 1

Alabama
Florida
Georgia

Federal Circuit (D.C. Circuit) Vacancies: 0

*United States Territorial Courts are Article I judges and are not appointed
for life; these judges are appointed with term limits.


Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.