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Encyclopedia > United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Massachusetts. The first court session was held in Boston in 1789. The second term was held in Salem in 1790 and until 1813 court session locations alternated between the two cities. That year, Boston became the court's permanent home. A western division was opened in Springfield in 1979 and a central division was opened in Worcester in 1987. The court's main building is the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on Fan Pier in South Boston. The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Homes Founded May 14, 1636 Incorporated County Hampden County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners Motto: Official website: www. ... Mural in South Boston South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ...

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

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