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Encyclopedia > United States District Court for the District of Maryland

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Maryland. The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165...


Notable judges in this district include William Paca, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. William Paca William Paca (October 30, 1740–October 23, 1799), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies in North America declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ...


The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.


Organization of the court

Under 28 U.S.C. ยง 100, Maryland consists of a single federal judicial district with two statutory divisions. The Southern Division includes Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's counties and sits in Greenbelt. The Northern Division includes the rest of the state and sits in Baltimore, although the statute also provides for the court to sit in Cumberland and Denton. Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland north of Washington, D.C.. The county, sometimes referred to informally as MoCo, is the most populous and affluent jurisidiction in Maryland. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is home to the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Andrews Air Force Base, the University of Marylands flagship... Saint Marys County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Location in Prince Georges County, Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1937 {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Judith F. Davis Area  - Total  - Water 15. ... A view of the Baltimore skyline from the water taxi. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1787 Incorporated 1815 Allegany County Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 23. ... Denton is a town located in Caroline County, Maryland. ...


U.S. Attorneys for the District of Maryland

  • Richard Potts 1789-1792
  • Zebulon Hollingsworth 1792-1806
  • John Stephen 1806-1810
  • Thomas B. Dorsey 1810-1812
  • Elias Glenn 1812-1824
  • Nathaniel Williams 1824-1841
  • Z. Collins Lee 1841-1845
  • William L. Marshall 1845-1850
  • Z. Collins Lee 1850-1853
  • William M. Addison 1853-1862
  • William Price 1862
  • ? 1862-1878
  • Archibald Sterling, Jr. 1878-1886
  • Thomas Gordon Hayes 1886-1890
  • John T. Ensor 1890-1894
  • William L. Marbury 1894-1898
  • John C. Rose 1898-1910
  • John P. Hill 1910-1915
  • Samuel K. Dennis 1915-1920
  • Robert R. Carman 1920-1922
  • ? 1922-1927
  • Amos W. W. Woodcock 1927-1931
  • Simon E. Sobeloff 1931-1934
  • Bernard J. Flynn 1934-1953
  • George C. Doub 1953-1956
  • Walter E. Black, Jr. 1956-1957
  • Leon H. A. Pierson 1957-1961
  • Joseph D. Tydings 1961-1963
  • Robert H. Kernon 1963
  • Thomas J. Kenney 1963-1967
  • Stephen H. Sachs 1967-1970
  • George Beall 1970-1975
  • Jervis S. Finney 1975-1978
  • Russell T. Baker 1978-1981
  • Herbert Better 1981
  • J. Frederick Motz 1981-1985
  • Catherine C. Blake 1985-1986
  • Breckinridge L. Willcox 1986-1991
  • Richard D. Bennett 1991-1993
  • Lynne Ann Battaglia 1993-2001
  • Thomas M. DiBiagio 2001-2005
  • Allen F. Loucks 2005-present

Richard Potts Richard Potts (July 19, 1753–November 26, 1808) was appointed to the United States Senate seat left open by the resignation of Maryland senator Charles Carroll of Carrollton, serving from January 10, 1793, until his resignation on October 24, 1796. ... There have been several well-known men with this name in history. ... Joseph Tydings Joseph Davies Tydings (b. ...

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The United States District Court for the District of Alaska is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Alaska. ... The United States District Court for the District of Arizona is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Arizona. ... The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (commonly referred to as the CDCA or CACD) is the U.S. district court serving some 17 million people in southern and central California, making it the largest federal judicial district by population. ... The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma. ... The United States District Court for the District of Colorado is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Colorado. ... The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Connecticut. ... The United States District Court for the District of Delaware is the Federal district court having jurisdiction over the entire state of Delaware. ... 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. ... The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida serves the residents of thirty-five counties from eight courthouses. ... The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the following counties: Broward, Dade, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. ... The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia serves the residents of forty-six counties. ... The United States District Court for the District of Hawaii is the principal trial court of the United States Federal Court System in the state of Hawaii. ... The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois serves the residents of forty-six counties from its four courthouses. ... The United States District Court for the District of Kansas is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Kansas. ... The U.S. District Court for the District of Maine is the U.S. district court for the state of Maine. ... The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Massachusetts. ... The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan is the Federal district court with jurisdiction consisting of the eastern portion of the state of Michigan. ... The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of New Hampshire. ... The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of New Jersey. ... The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the following counties: New York, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan. ... The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orelans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. ... The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is the federal trial court for the northern half of Ohio. ... The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is one of two United States district courts in Ohio and includes forty-eight of the states eighty-eight counties. ... The United States District Court for the District of Oregon is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Oregon. ... The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 federal judiciary districts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789, and originally sat in Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania. ... The Middle District of Pennsylvania Seal The Middle District of Pennsylvania The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania was created in 1901 by subdividing the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of... The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is part of the Fifth Circuit, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. ... The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (W.D.Tex) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the counties in the Western part of the state of Texas. ... The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is a United States district court seated in the following locations in Virginia: Alexandria Newport News Norfolk Richmond The people are represented in this court by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. ...


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