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New Seat

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New seat

New Seats to the federal judiciary are added periodically by the United States Congress. You can find a list of new seats added to each individual court under the judicial posts section on each federal court page.

Closed seat

Positions are closed either by congress, by the expiration of a temporary post or at the closing of a court by congress. For more information please read the judge's biography or consult the court page.