When the office of a district judge becomes vacant, all pending process, pleadings and proceedings shall, when necessary, be continued by the clerk until a judge is appointed or designated to hold such court.
28 U.S. Code § 143 - Vacant judgeship as affecting proceedings
(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 898.)
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