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Encyclopedia > United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known informally as the "D.C. Circuit", is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Appeals from the D.C. Circuit, as with all the U.S. Courts of Appeals, are heard on a discretionary basis by the Supreme Court. It should not be confused with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is roughly equivalent to a state supreme court in the District of Columbia. This article describes the government of the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Appeal. ... The United States District Court for the District of Columbia is the United States District Court that hears cases originating in the District of Columbia under Federal law. ... An appeal is the act or fact of challenging a judicially cognizable and binding judgment to a higher judicial authority. ... The United States courts of appeals (or circuit courts) are the mid-level appellate courts of the United States federal court system. ... Seal of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States of America. ... The District of Columbia Court of Appeals was established by the U.S. Congress in 1970 as the highest court of the District of Columbia. ... In the United States, the state supreme court (known by other names in some states) is usually the highest state court in the state court system. ... ...


While it has the smallest geographic jurisdiction of any of the United States courts of appeals, the D.C. Circuit, with twelve active seats, is nonetheless one of the most important intermediate appellate courts. The court is given the responsibility of directly reviewing the decisions and rulemaking of many federal agencies, without prior hearing by a district court. Aside from the agencies whose statutes explicitly direct review by the D.C. Circuit, the court typically hears cases from other agencies under the more general jurisdiction granted to the Courts of Appeals under the Administrative Procedures Act. Given the broad areas over which federal agencies have power, this often gives the judges of the D.C. Circuit a central role in affecting national U.S. policy and law. In law, jurisdiction refers to the aspect of a any unique legal authority as being localized within boundaries. ... Administrative law is the body of law that arises from the activities of administrative agencies of government. ... Federal independent agencies were established through separate statutes passed by Congress. ... The federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) of 1946 governs the way in which administrative agencies of the United States federal government may propose and establish regulations. ...


A judgeship on the D.C. Circuit is often thought of as a stepping stone for appointment to the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are alumni of the D.C. Circuit. In addition, the Reagan administration put forth two failed nominees in 1987 from the D.C. Circuit: former Judge Robert Bork, who was rejected by the Senate, and current Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, who withdrew his nomination after it became known that he had used marijuana as a college student and professor in the 1960's and 1970's. Prior to the 1980's, Chief Justices Fred M. Vinson and Warren Burger, as well as Associate Justice Wiley Blount Rutledge, served originally on the D.C. Circuit before their elevations to the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ... For other uses, see John Roberts (disambiguation). ... The Justices of the United States Supreme Court, other than the Chief Justice, are termed Associate Justices. ... Justice Antonin Scalia Justice Antonin Scalia (born March 11, 1936) (Sometimes known by the nickname Nino) has been a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice since 1986. ... Justice Clarence Thomas Justice Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. ... Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Justice Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) is a United States jurist. ... Robert Bork Robert Heron Bork (born March 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a conservative American legal scholar who advocates the judicial philosophy of originalism. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Douglas H. Ginsburg Douglas H. Ginsburg (born May 25, 1946) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Species Cannabis indica Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis sativa Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes one or more species. ... Frederick Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) served the United States in all three branches of government. ... Warren Burger at a press conference in May 1969 shortly after he was nominated to be Chief Justice of the United States. ... Wiley Blount Rutledge (July 20, 1894 - September 10, 1949) was a U.S. educator and jurist. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, is the highest court in that jurisdiction and functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be appealed. ...


The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit meets at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse, near Judiciary Square in downtown Washington. Judiciary Square is a Washington Metro station in Washington, DC on the Red Line. ...

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Current composition of the court

As of Harry T. Edwards' assumption of senior status on November 3, 2005, the judges on the court are:
2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judge Harry T. Edwards (born 1940) was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February 1980 and served as Chief Judge from September 15, 1994, until July 15, 2001. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

# Title Name Duty Station Born Term of
Active Service
Term of
Service
as Chief
Term of
Senior Service
Appointed by
Chief Judge Douglas Howard Ginsburg Washington, DC 1946 1986 – present 2001 – present Reagan
Circuit Judge David Bryan Sentelle Washington, DC 1943 1987 – present Reagan
Circuit Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson Washington, DC 1944 1990 – present G.H.W. Bush
Circuit Judge Arthur Raymond Randolph Washington, DC 1943 1990 – present G.H.W. Bush
Circuit Judge Judith Ann Wilson Rogers Washington, DC 1939 1994 – present Clinton
Circuit Judge David S. Tatel Washington, DC 1942 1994 – present Clinton
Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland Washington, DC 1952 1997 – present Clinton
Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown Washington, DC 1949 2005 – present G.W. Bush
Circuit Judge Thomas Beall Griffith Washington, DC 1954 2005 – present G.W. Bush
Circuit Judge (vacant - seat 6) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
Circuit Judge (vacant - seat 7) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
Circuit Judge (vacant - seat 12) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
Senior Circuit Judge Harry Thomas Edwards Washington, DC 1940 1980 – 2005 1994 – 2001 2005 – present Carter
Senior Circuit Judge Laurence Hirsch Silberman Washington, DC 1935 1985 – 2000 (none) 2000 – present Reagan
Senior Circuit Judge James Lane Buckley (inactive) 1923 1985 – 1996 (none) 1996 – present Reagan
Senior Circuit Judge Stephen Fain Williams Washington, DC 1936 1986 – 2001 (none) 2001 – present Reagan


Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for U.S. federal judges. ... Douglas H. Ginsburg Douglas H. Ginsburg (born May 25, 1946) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Judge David Bryan Sentelle (born 1943) was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on February 2, 1987. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Judge Karen Lecraft Henderson was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in July 1990. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... Arthur Raymond Randolph (born 1943) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... Judith Ann Wilson Rogers (born 1939, New York City) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the 2nd to be impeached. ... David S. Tatel is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the 2nd to be impeached. ... Judge Merrick B. Garland was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in April 1997. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the 2nd to be impeached. ... Janice Rogers Brown (born in Greenville, Alabama, May 11, 1949) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... Thomas B. Griffith Thomas Beall Griffith (born July 5, 1954 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... Judge Harry T. Edwards (born 1940) was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February 1980 and served as Chief Judge from September 15, 1994, until July 15, 2001. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Judge Laurence H. Silberman was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in October 1985, and took senior status on November 1, 2000. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... James Buckley James Lane Buckley (born March 9, 1923 in New York City) was a United States Senator from the Conservative Party of New York State from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1977. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Judge Stephen F. Williams was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in June 1986, and took senior status in September 2001. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


Pending nominations

July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... Brett Kavanaugh is the current Staff Secretary in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. ... Judge Laurence H. Silberman was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in October 1985, and took senior status on November 1, 2000. ...

List of former judges


# Name State Born/Died Term of
Active Service
Term of
Service
as Chief
Term of
Senior Service
Appointed by Reason
Appointment
Terminated
Richard Henry Alvey MD 1826 – 1906 1893 – 1905 1893 – 1905 (none) Cleveland retirement
Martin Ferdinand Morris DC 1834 – 1909 1893 – 1905 (none) (none) Cleveland retirement
Seth Shepard TX 1847 – 1917 1893 – 1917 1905 – 1917 (none) Cleveland (associate);
T. Roosevelt (chief)(b)
retirement
Charles Holland Duell NY 1850 – 1920 1905 – 1906 (none) (none) Cleveland resignation
Louis Emory McComas MD 1846 – 1907 1905 – 1907 (none) (none) T.Roosevelt death
Charles Henry Robb VT 1867 – 1939 1906(c) – 1937 (none) 1937 – 1939 T. Roosevelt death
Josiah Alexander Van Orsdel WY 1860 – 1937 1907(c) – 1937 (none) (none) T. Roosevelt death
Constantine Joseph Smyth NE 1859 – 1924 1917 – 1924 1917 – 1924 (none) Wilson death
George Ewing Martin OH 1857 – 1948 1924 – 1937 1924 – 1937 1937 – 1948 Coolidge death
William Hitz DC 1872 – 1935 1931 – 1935 (none) (none) Hoover death
Duncan Lawrence Groner VA 1873 – 1957 1931 – 1948 1937 – 1948 1948 – 1957 Hoover (associate);
F. Roosevelt (chief)(b)
death
Harold Montelle Stephens UT 1886 – 1955 1935 – 1955 1948 – 1955 (none) F. Roosevelt (associate);
Truman (chief)(b)
death
Justin Miller CA 1888 – 1973 1937 – 1945 (none) (none) F. Roosevelt resignation
Henry White Edgerton 1888 – 1970 1937 – 1963 1955 – 1958 1963 – 1970 F. Roosevelt death
Frederick Moore Vinson KY 1890 – 1953 1937 – 1943 (none) (none) F. Roosevelt resignation to become Director of
the Office of Economic Stabilization
Wiley Blount Rutledge 1894 – 1949 1939 – 1943 (none) (none) F. Roosevelt elevation to Supreme Court
Thurman Wesley Arnold WY 1891 – 1969 1943 – 1945 (none) (none) F. Roosevelt resignation
Bennett Champ Clark MO 1890 – 1954 1945 – 1954 (none) (none) Truman death
Wilbur Kingsbury Miller KY 1892 – 1976 1945 – 1964 1960 – 1962 1964 – 1976 Truman death
Elijah Barrett Prettyman DC 1891 – 1971 1945 – 1962 1958 – 1960 1962 – 1971 Truman death
James McPherson Proctor DC 1882 – 1953 1948 – 1953 (none) (none) Truman death
David L. Bazelon IL 1909 – 1993 1949(c) – 1979 1962 – 1978 1979 – 1993 Truman death
Charles Fahy 1892 – 1979 1949(c) – 1967 (none) 1967 – 1979 Truman death
George Thomas Washington 1908 – 1971 1949(c) – 1965 (none) 1965 – 1971 Truman death
John Anthony Danaher CT 1899 – 1990 1953(c) – 1969 (none) 1969 – 1990 Eisenhower death
Walter Maximillian Bastian DC 1891 – 1975 1954(c) – 1965 (none) 1965 – 1975 Eisenhower death
Warren Earl Burger MN 1907 – 1995 1956 – 1969 (none) (none) Eisenhower elevation to Supreme Court
James Skelly Wright LA 1911 – 1988 1962 – 1986 1978 – 1981 1986 – 1988 Kennedy death
Carl E. McGowan IL 1911 – 1987 1963 – 1981 1981 – 1981 1981 – 1987 Kennedy death
Edward Allen Tamm DC 1906 – 1985 1965 – 1985 (none) (none) L. Johnson death
Harold Leventhal DC 1915 – 1979 1965 – 1979 (none) (none) L. Johnson death
Spottswood William Robinson III VA 1916 – 1998 1966 – 1989 1981 – 1986 1989 – 1998 L. Johnson death
George Edward MacKinnon MN 1906 – 1995 1969 – 1983 (none) 1983 – 1995 Nixon death
Roger Robb DC 1907 – 1985 1969 – 1982 (none) 1982 – 1985 Nixon death
Malcolm Richard Wilkey TX 1918 – 1970 – 1984 (none) 1984 – 1985 Nixon retirement
Patricia McGowan Wald DC 1928 – 1979 – 1999 1986 – 1991 (none) Carter retirement
Abner Joseph Mikva IL 1926 – 1979 – 1994 1991 – 1994 (none) Carter retirement
Ruth Bader Ginsburg NY 1933 – 1980 – 1993 (none) (none) Carter elevation to Supreme Court
Robert Bork 1927 – 1982 – 1988 (none) (none) Reagan resignation
Antonin Scalia 1936 – 1982 – 1986 (none) (none) Reagan elevation to Supreme Court
Kenneth W. Starr 1946 – 1983 – 1989 (none) (none) Reagan resignation to become Solicitor General
Clarence Thomas 1948 – 1990 – 1991 (none) (none) G.H.W. Bush elevation to Supreme Court
John Roberts MD 1955 – 2003 – 2005 (none) (none) G.W. Bush elevation to Supreme Court

(b) Prior to 1948, the court consisted of a Chief Justice and up to five Associate Justices. Much like in the United States Supreme Court, the Chief Justice would be separately nominated and subject to a separate confirmation process, regardless of whether or not he was elevated from an associate justice position. In 1948, the positions of Chief Justice and Associate Justice were reassigned to Circuit Judge positions and the position of Chief Judge was assigned based on seniority. Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for U.S. federal judges. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Official language(s) English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th (1901–09) President of the United States. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Official language(s) English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th (1901–09) President of the United States. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th (1901–09) President of the United States. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th (1901–09) President of the United States. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official language(s) None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) is best known as being the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) is best known as being the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... // History Early history Native Americans have lived in Utah for several thousand years; most archeological evidence dates such habitation about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... For the victim of Mt. ... Justin Miller (November 17, 1888 – January 17, 1973) was a lawyer and erstwhile federal appellate judge. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official language(s) English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... Frederick Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890–September 8, 1953) served the United States in all three branches of government. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... Wiley Blount Rutledge (July 20, 1894 - September 10, 1949) was a U.S. educator and jurist. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... Joel Bennett Clark (January 8, 1890–July 13, 1954), better known as Bennett Champ Clark, was a United States Senator from Missouri from 1932 to 1945. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official language(s) English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land 68,898 mi... For the victim of Mt. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... For the victim of Mt. ... ... For the victim of Mt. ... ... For the victim of Mt. ... David Lionel Bazelon (September 3, 1909–February 19, 1993) was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official language(s) English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... For the victim of Mt. ... For the victim of Mt. ... For the victim of Mt. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official language(s) English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... Warren Burger at a press conference in May 1969 shortly after he was nominated to be Chief Justice of the United States. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official language(s) None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... 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(c) Recess appointment, confirmed by the Senate at a later date.


Chiefs

Chief
as Chief Justice
Alvey 1893 – 1905
Shepard 1905 – 1917
Smyth 1917 – 1924
Martin 1924 – 1937
Groner 1937 – 1948
Stephens 1948 – 1948
as Chief Judge
Stephens 1948 – 1955
Edgerton 1955 – 1958
Prettyman 1958 – 1960
W. Miller 1960 – 1962
Bazelon 1962 – 1978
Wright 1978 – 1981
McGowan 1981 – 1981
Robinson 1981 – 1986
Wald 1986 – 1991
Mikva 1991 – 1994
Edwards 1994 – 2001
D. Ginsburg 2001 – present

When Congress established this court in 1893 as the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, it had a Chief Justice, and the other judges were called Associate Justices, just like the Supreme Court. Just like the Supreme Court, the Chief Justiceship was a separate seat: the President would appoint the Chief Justice, and that person would stay Chief Justice until they left the court. David Lionel Bazelon (September 3, 1909–February 19, 1993) was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Patricia Wald Patricia McGowan Wald is an American judge. ... Abner Joseph Mikva was a Democratic U.S. Congressman, federal judge, and law professor from Illinois. ... Judge Harry T. Edwards (born 1940) was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February 1980 and served as Chief Judge from September 15, 1994, until July 15, 2001. ... Douglas H. Ginsburg Douglas H. Ginsburg (born May 25, 1946) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


On June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 869 and 62 Stat. 985 became law. These acts made the Chief Justice a Chief Judge. In 1954, another law, 68 Stat. 1245, clarified what was implicit in those laws: that the Chief Judgeship was not a mere renaming of the position but a change in its status that made it the same as the Chief Judge of other inferior courts. June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In order to qualify for the office of Chief Judge, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as Chief Judge. A vacancy in the office of Chief Judge is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges. The Chief Judge serves for a term of seven years or until age 70, whichever occurs first. The age restrictions are waived if no members of the court would otherwise be qualified for the position. Unlike the Chief Justice of the United States, a Chief Judge returns to active service after the expiration of his or her term and does not create a vacancy on the bench by the fact of his or her promotion. See 28 U.S.C. § 45. The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ...


The above rules have applied since October 1,1982. The office of Chief Judge was created in 1948 and until August 6, 1959 was filled by the longest-serving judge who had not elected to retire on what has since 1958 been known as senior status or declined to serve as Chief Judge. From then until 1982 it was filled by the senior such judge who had not turned 70.
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Succession of seats

The court has twelve seats for active judges. The seat that was originally the Chief Justiceship is numbered as Seat 1; the other seats are numbered in order of their creation. If seats were established simultaneously, they are numbered in the order in which they were filled. Judges who retire into senior status remain on the bench but leave their seat vacant. That seat is filled by the next circuit judge appointed by the President. Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for U.S. federal judges. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ...

Seat 1
Established on February 9, 1893 as Chief Justice by 27 Stat. 434
Alvey 1893 – 1905
Shepard 1905 – 1917
Smyth 1917 – 1924
Martin 1924 – 1937
Groner 1937 – 1948
Stephens 1948 – 1948
Seat redesignated on June 25, 1948 as Circuit Judge persuant to 62 Stat. 869, 62 Stat. 985, and 68 Stat. 1245
Stephens 1948 – 1955
Burger 1956 – 1969
Wilkey 1970 – 1984
Williams 1986 – 2001
Brown 2005 –
Seat 2
Established on February 9, 1893 as Associate Justice by 27 Stat. 434
Morris 1893 – 1905
McComas 1905 – 1907
Van Orsdel 1907 – 1937
J. Miller 1937 – 1945
Prettyman 1945 – 1948
Redesignated on June 25, 1948 as Circuit Judge by 62 Stat. 869, 985
Prettyman 1948 – 1962
Wright 1962 – 1986
D. Ginsburg 1986 –
Seat 3
Established on February 9, 1893 as Associate Justice by 27 Stat. 434
Shepard 1893 – 1905
Duell 1905 – 1906
C. Robb 1906 – 1937
Vinson 1937 – 1943
W. Miller 1945 – 1948
Redesignated on June 25, 1948 as Circuit Judge by 62 Stat. 869, 985
W. Miller 1948 – 1964
Leventhal 1965 – 1979
R. Ginsburg 1980 – 1993
Tatel 1994 –
Seat 4
Established on June 19, 1930 as Associate Justice by 46 Stat. 785
Hitz 1931 – 1935
Stephens 1935 – 1948
Redesignated on June 25, 1948 as Circuit Judge by 62 Stat. 869, 985
Proctor 1948 – 1953
Danaher 1953 – 1969
R. Robb 1969 – 1982
Scalia 1982 – 1986
Sentelle 1987 –
Seat 5
Established on June 19, 1930 as Associate Justice by 46 Stat. 785
Groner 1931 – 1937
Edgerton 1937 – 1948
Redesignated on June 25, 1948 as Circuit Judge by 62 Stat. 869, 985
Edgerton 1948 – 1963
McGowan 1963 – 1981
Bork 1982 – 1988
Thomas 1990 – 1991
Rogers 1994 –
Seat 6
Established on May 31, 1938 as Associate Justice by 52 Stat. 584
Rutledge 1939 – 1943
Clark 1945 – 1948
Redesignated on June 25, 1948 as Circuit Judge by 62 Stat. 869, 985
Clark 1948 – 1954
Bastian 1954 – 1965
Tamm 1965 – 1985
Buckley 1985 – 1996
Roberts 2003 – 2005
(vacant) 2005 –
Seat 7
Established on August 3, 1949 by 63 Stat. 493
Bazelon 1949 – 1979
Edwards 1980 – 2005
(vacant) 2005 –
Seat 8
Established on August 3, 1949 by 63 Stat. 493
Fahy 1949 – 1967
MacKinnon 1969 – 1983
Starr 1983 – 1989
Henderson 1990 –
Seat 9
Established on August 3, 1949 by 63 Stat. 493
Washington 1949 – 1965
Robinson 1966 – 1989
Randolph 1990 –
Seat 10
Established on October 20, 1978 by 92 Stat. 1629
Wald 1979 – 1999
Griffith 2005 –
Seat 11
Established on October 20, 1978 by 92 Stat. 1629
Mikva 1979 – 1994
Garland 1994 –
Seat 12
Established on July 10, 1984 by 98 Stat. 333
Silberman 1985 – 2000
(vacant) 2000 –

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See also


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United States courts of appeals

1st Circuit | 2nd Circuit | 3rd Circuit | 4th Circuit | 5th Circuit | 6th Circuit | 7th Circuit
8th Circuit | 9th Circuit | 10th Circuit | 11th Circuit | DC Circuit | Federal Circuit
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References

  • Standard Search. Federal Law Clerk Information System. URL accessed on June 2, 2005.
    • source for the duty station for Judge Williams
  • Instructions for Judicial Directory. Website of the University of Texas Law School. URL accessed on July 4, 2005.
    • source for the duty station for Judges Silberman and Buckley
    • data is current to 2002
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia CircuitOfficial website of the Federal Judicial Center. URL accessed on May 26, 2005.
    • source for the state, lifetime, term of active judgeship, term of chief judgeship, term of senior judgeship, appointer, termination reason, and seat information

External links

  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Recent opinions from FindLaw

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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known informally as the "D.C. Circuit", is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Appeals from the D.C. Circuit, as with all the U.S. Courts of Appeals, are heard on a discretionary basis by the Supreme Court.
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