This year, more than 195 million people -- over 60 percent of the U.S. population -- lived in a community with a federal courtroom vacancy. This crisis affects all citizens because it creates a backlog of cases that undermines our system of justice and makes it difficult for most Americans to have their case heard in a timely manner. Our nation has 94 federal judicial districts (with at least one courthouse in each) that handles trial-level criminal and civil cases. The 13 U.S. federal appellate circuits generally handle intermediate appeals from the federal district courts and span several states. Use the toggle above to see the currently vacant judicial seats in both.
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