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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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The Eleven Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals were authorized by Congress and Article III of the US Constitution. The judges that serve on the bench are nominated by the President of the United States, and confirmed by the United States Senate. The judges serve a lifetime tenure.

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Why the Courts were Established

The U.S. Courts of Appeals were the first Federal Courts designed exclusively to hear cases on appeal from trial courts. In an effort to relieve the caseload burden in the Supreme Court and to handle a dramatic increase in federal filings, Congress, in the Judiciary Act of 1891, established eleven courts of appeals, one for each judicial circuit.[1]

Ninth Circuit Location

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is one of eleven circuits of Federal Courts with Appellate Jurisdiction. The Ninth Circuit is the largest of the circuits and is Headquatered at the James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building in San Francisco, CA. Other locations include: William K. Nakamura Courthouse in Seattle, Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, and at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena.[2]

Ninth Circuit Jurisdiction

The Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over the following districts:[3]

  • District of Alaska
  • District of Arizona
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • District of Hawaii
  • District of Idaho
  • District of Montana
  • District of Nevada
  • District of Oregon
  • Eastern District of Washington
  • Western District of Washington

Ninth Circuit Judges

There are 26 active and 20 senior judges that preside over the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The current Judges are:[4]

Chief Judge: Hon. Alex Kozinski

Active Circuit Judges:

  • Pamela Ann Rymer
  • Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain
  • Sidney R. Thomas
  • Barry G. Silverman
  • Susan P. Graber
  • Mary M. Schroeder
  • Stephen Reinhardt
  • Harry Pregerson
  • M. Margaret McKeown
  • Kim McLane Wardlaw
  • William A. Fletcher
  • Raymond C. Fisher
  • Ronald M. Gould
  • Richard A. Paez
  • Richard C. Tallman
  • Bohnnie B. Rawlinson
  • Jay S. Bybee
  • Consuelo M. Callahan
  • Carlos T. Bea&nbsp
  • Milan D. Smith, Jr.
  • Sandra S. Ikuta
  • N. Randy Smith
  • Mary H. Murguia

Senior Circuit Judges:

  • Pamela Ann Rymer
  • Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain
  • Sidney R. Thomas
  • Barry G. Silverman
  • Susan P. Graber
  • Mary M. Schroeder
  • Stephen Reinhardt
  • Harry Pregerson
  • M. Margaret McKeown
  • Kim McLane Wardlaw
  • William A. Fletcher
  • Raymond C. Fisher
  • Donald M. Gould
  • Richard A. Paez
  • Marsha S. Berzon
  • Richard C. Tallman
  • Johnnie B. Rawlinson
  • Richard R. Clifton
  • Jay S. Bybee JSB
  • Consuelo M. Callahan
  • Carlos T. Bea CTB
  • Milan D. Smith, Jr.
  • Sandra S. Ikuta
  • Randy Smith
  • Mary H. Murguia

Ninth Circuit Clerk's Office

Clerk of Court: Molly Dwyer[5]
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
P.O. Box 193939
San Francisco, CA 94119-3939


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References

  1. http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/courts_coa_circuit_09.html
  2. http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/information/locations.php
  3. http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/
  4. http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view_seniority_list.php?pk_id=0000000035
  5. http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000245





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