Bloomberg Law
July 28, 2021, 8:46 AM

California District Courts in ‘Emergency’ Await Biden Nominees

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

President Joe Biden has yet to put forward nominees for district courts in California, a state where all four federal trial courts say they’re hamstrung by a growing list of vacancies considered “emergencies.”

The four district court chief judges told Bloomberg Law they’re anxious to get more hands on deck. All 17 of the existing vacancies in California districts are considered “judicial emergencies,” or vacancies that increase the work for the remaining judges. Those vacancies alone account for 46% of the judicial emergencies in the country. Three other district judges are expected to retire soon.

“This crisis of vacancies is ...

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