Senior Status Tracker
Which judges are giving President Biden the chance to appoint their successors?
Lifetime federal judges who meet age and service requirements can take “senior status,” which allows the president to appoint new judges on their courts while they continue to hear full or reduced caseloads.
This page tracks the judges who are eligible to take senior status by January 20, 2025 but have not yet announced plans to do so. This list currently includes 177 lifetime federal judges—including 16 circuit judges and 64 district judges appointed by Democratic presidents.