The number of vacancies won't remain static.
Along with the D.C. Circuit vacancy that will open up upon Judge Garland’s confirmation as Attorney General, this gives President Biden two big federal appellate vacancies to fill right off the bat. https://t.co/A6ZCd1Ud4T— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 21, 2021
Every federal judge in active service (1) who is at least 65; and (2) whose age + time-in-service is at least 80 may take "senior" status, which opens up a seat for President Biden to fill.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 20, 2021
Judge Roberts is the first to announce such a move, but she certainly won't be the last. https://t.co/Mvj4G0PXtn