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§ 133.
Appointment and number of district judges
(a) The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, district judges for the several judicial districts, as follows:

Districts

Judges

Alabama:

Northern

7  

Middle

3  

Southern

3  

Alaska

3  

Arizona

12  

Arkansas:

Eastern

5  

Western

3  

California:

Northern

14  

Eastern

6  

Central

27  

Southern

13  

Colorado

7  

Connecticut

8  

Delaware

4  

District of Columbia

15  

Florida:

Northern

4  

Middle

15  

Southern

17  

Georgia:

Northern

11  

Middle

4  

Southern

3  

Hawaii

3  

Idaho

2  

Illinois:

Northern

22  

Central

4  

Southern

4  

Indiana:

Northern

5  

Southern

5  

Iowa:

Northern

2  

Southern

3  

Kansas

5  

Kentucky:

Eastern

5  

Western

4  

Eastern and Western

1  

Louisiana:

Eastern

12  

Middle

3  

Western

7  

Maine

3  

Maryland

10  

Massachusetts

13  

Michigan:

Eastern

15  

Western

4  

Minnesota

7  

Mississippi:

Northern

3  

Southern

6  

Missouri:

Eastern

6  

Western

5  

Eastern and Western

2  

Montana

3  

Nebraska

3  

Nevada

7  

New Hampshire

3  

New Jersey

17  

New Mexico

6  

New York:

Northern

5  

Southern

28  

Eastern

15  

Western

4  

North Carolina:

Eastern

4  

Middle

4  

Western

4  

North Dakota

2  

Ohio:

Northern

11  

Southern

8  

Oklahoma:

Northern

3  

Eastern

1  

Western

6  

Northern, Eastern, and Western

1  

Oregon

6  

Pennsylvania:

Eastern

22  

Middle

6  

Western

10  

Puerto Rico

7  

Rhode Island

3  

South Carolina

10  

South Dakota

3  

Tennessee:

Eastern

5  

Middle

4  

Western

5  

Texas:

Northern

12  

Southern

19  

Eastern

7  

Western

13  

Utah

5  

Vermont

2  

Virginia:

Eastern

11  

Western

4  

Washington:

Eastern

4  

Western

7  

West Virginia:

Northern

3  

Southern

5  

Wisconsin:

Eastern

5  

Western

2  

Wyoming

3.

(b)
(1) In any case in which a judge of the United States (other than a senior judge) assumes the duties of a full-time office of Federal judicial administration, the President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, an additional judge for the court on which such judge serves. If the judge who assumes the duties of such full-time office leaves that office and resumes the duties as an active judge of the court, then the President shall not appoint a judge to fill the first vacancy which occurs thereafter in that court.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term “office of Federal judicial administration” means a position as Director of the Federal Judicial Center, Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, or Counselor to the Chief Justice.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 895; Aug. 3, 1949, ch. 387, § 2(a), 63 Stat. 493; Aug. 14, 1950, ch. 708, 64 Stat. 443; Aug. 29, 1950, ch. 819, § 1, 64 Stat. 562; Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 848, § 1, 64 Stat. 578; Feb. 10, 1954, ch. 6, § 2(a)(3), 68 Stat. 9; Pub. L. 85–310, Sept. 7, 1957, 71 Stat. 631; Pub. L. 85–508, § 12(c), July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 348; Pub. L. 86–3, § 9(b), Mar. 18, 1959, 73 Stat. 8; Pub. L. 87–36, § 2(d), May 19, 1961, 75 Stat. 81; Pub. L. 87–562, § 3, July 30, 1962, 76 Stat. 248; Pub. L. 89–242, § 1(c), Oct. 7, 1965, 79 Stat. 951; Pub. L. 89–372, § 4, Mar. 18, 1966, 80 Stat. 77; Pub. L. 91–272, § 1(d), June 2, 1970, 84 Stat. 295; Pub. L. 92–208, § 3(d), Dec. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 742; Pub. L. 95–408, § 4(b)(2), Oct. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 885; Pub. L. 95–486, § 1(c), Oct. 20, 1978, 92 Stat. 1630; Pub. L. 97–471, § 3, Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2601; Pub. L. 98–353, title II, § 202(e), July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 348; Pub. L. 101–650, title II, § 203(d), title III, § 303, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5101, 5105; Pub. L. 105–53, § 4, Oct. 6, 1997, 111 Stat. 1174; Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(1) [title III, § 309(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–37; Pub. L. 106–553, § 1(a)(2) [title III, § 305(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2762, 2762A–85; Pub. L. 107–273, div. A, title III, § 312(a)(2), (b)(2), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1786, 1787; Pub. L. 110–402, § 1(b)(1), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4254.)