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Encyclopedia > United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts:

The court is based at the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The judges on the court (as of December 3, 2004) are:

  • Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Dolores K. Sloviter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Richard L. Nygaard, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Newark, New Jersey
  • Circuit Judge Jane R. Roth, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Circuit Judge Theodore A. McKee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, Newark, New Jersey
  • Circuit Judge Thomas L. Ambro, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Circuit Judge Julio M. Fuentes, Newark, New Jersey
  • Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith, Duncansville, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Michael Chertoff, Newark, New Jersey
  • Circuit Judge D. Michael Fisher, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Circuit Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Senior Circuit Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert, Santa Barbara, California
  • Senior Circuit Judge Max Rosenn, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Senior Circuit Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Senior Circuit Judge Leonard I. Garth, Newark, New Jersey
  • Senior Circuit Judge Edward R. Becker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Senior Circuit Judge Walter K. Stapleton, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Senior Circuit Judge Morton I. Greenberg, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Senior Circuit Judge Robert E. Cowen, Trenton, New Jersey

(Here circuit judges and senior circuit judges are listed in order of seniority.)

No judgeships are vacant.

External links

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/)
  • Recent opinions from Findlaw (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=3rd&navby=year&year=recent)
  • Federal Judicial Center (http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/usca_03_frm?OpenFrameSet)

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