Federal appellate courts are fully staffed for the first time in 43 years

Ballotpedia reports on Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts statistics, showing that every one of the 179 judgeships on the U.S. Courts of Appeals has been filled, with no pending vacancies. It is the first time since 1977 that there are no vacancies at this level.

There are still 70 district court vacancies, representing more than 10% of the total judgeships at that level. But the courts are slowly working their way back to the judicial capacity to which they are statutorily authorized.

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