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United States Ninth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following states and territories:

Alaska
 Guam
 Montana
 Oregon
 Arizona
 Hawaii
 Nevada
 Washington
California
 Idaho
 N. Mariana Islands

Court of Appeals

The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States Court of Appeals. This court hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit and appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.

JudgeCourtCommissionRace / EthnicityStatusGender
A. Wallace TashimaNinth Circuit1/4/1996Asian-American/Pacific IslandersSenior Status 6/30/04Male
Carlos T. BeaNinth Circuit10/1/2003Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Consuelo Maria CallahanNinth Circuit5/28/2003Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Ferdinand Francis FernandezNinth Circuit5/22/1989Hispanic/LatinoSenior Status
6/1/02
Male
J. Jerome FarrisNinth Circuit9/27/1979African-AmericanSenior Status
3/4/95
Male
Jacqueline H. NguyenNinth Circuit5/14/2012Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Johnnie B. RawlinsonNinth Circuit7/26/2000African-AmericanActiveMale
Kim McLane WardlawNinth Circuit8/3/1998Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Mary Helen MurguiaNinth Circuit1/4/2011Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Paul J. WatfordNinth Circuit5/22/2012African-AmericanActiveMale
Richard A. PaezNinth Circuit3/14/2000Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale

District Courts

The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the District Courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters.

There are 94 federal district courts, including at least one district court in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States—the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—have District Courts that hear federal cases, including bankruptcy cases.

 

JudgeCourtCommissionRace / EthnicityStatusGender
Ancer HaggertyOregon3/28/1994African-AmericanSenior Status
8/26/09
Male
Andre Birotte Jr.California (ED)8/8/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Anthony W. IshiiCalifornia (ED)10/14/1997Asian-American/Pacific IslandersSenior Status
10/31/12
Male
Consuelo B. MarshallCalifornia (CD)9/30/1980African-AmericanSenior Status
10/24/05
Female
Dana M. SabrawCalifornia (SD)9/26/2003Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Derrick K. WatsonHawaii4/23/2013Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Diane HumetewaArizona5/16/2014Native AmericanActiveFemale
Dolly M. GeeCalifornia (CD)1/4/2010Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Edward J. GarciaCalifornia (ED)3/14/1984Hispanic/LatinoSenior Status
11/24/96
Male
Edward John DavilaCalifornia (ND)3/3/2011Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Edward M. ChenCalifornia (ND)5/12/2011Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Fernando M. OlguinCalifornia (CD)1/16/2013Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Frank R. ZapataArizona8/1/1996Hispanic/LatinoSenior Status
8/3/10
Male
Garland E. Burrell, Jr.California (ED)3/2/1992African-AmericanSenior Status
7/4/12
Male
George H. King***California (CD)6/30/1995Asian-American/Pacific IslandersTerminated/Retired 1/6/17Male
George H. WuCalifornia (CD)4/17/2007Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Gloria Maria Navarro***Nevada5/6/2010Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Gonzalo P. CurielCalifornia (SD)10/1/2012Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr.California (ND)12/19/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
James A. SotoArizona6/9/2014Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Jesus G. BernalCalifornia (CD)12/12/2012Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
John A. HoustonCalifornia (SD)10/7/2003African-AmericanActiveMale
John A. MendezCalifornia (ED)4/17/2008Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Leslie E. KobayashiHawaii12/22/2010Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Lucy H. KohCalifornia (ND)6/9/2010Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Manuel Lawrence RealCalifornia (CD)11/3/1966Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Marco Antonio HernandezOregon2/9/2011Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Miranda DuNevada3/30/2012Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Morrison C. England, Jr.***California (ED)8/2/2002African-AmericanActiveMale
Otis D. Wright IICalifornia (CD)4/16/2007African-AmericanActiveMale
Percy AndersonCalifornia (CD)5/1/2002African-AmericanActiveMale
Philip S. GutierrezCalifornia (CD)2/16/2007Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Phyllis J. HamiltonCalifornia (ND)5/25/2000African-AmericanActiveFemale
Raner C. Collins***Arizona8/3/1998African-AmericanActiveMale
Ricardo S. MartinezWashington (WD)6/16/2004Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Richard A. JonesWashington (WD)10/29/2007African-AmericanActiveMale
Richard Franklin Boulware IINevada6/10/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Roger T. BenitezCalifornia (SD)6/21/2004Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Ronald S.W. LewCalifornia (CD)5/7/1987Asian-American/Pacific IslandersSenior Status
9/19/06
Male
Rosemary MarquezArizona5/19/2014Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
S. James OteroCalifornia (CD)2/12/2003Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Salvador Mendoza, Jr.Washington (ED)6/19/2014Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Saundra Brown ArmstrongCalifornia (ND)6/18/1991African-AmericanSenior Status
3/23/12
Female
Steven P. LoganArizona5/16/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Susan Oki Mollway***Hawaii6/23/1998Asian-American/Pacific IslandersSenior Status
11/6/15
Female
Terry Hatter, Jr. California (CD)12/20/1979African-AmericanSenior Status
4/22/05
Male
Thelton E. HendersonCalifornia (ND)6/30/1980African-AmericanSenior Status
11/28/98
Male
Troy L. NunleyCalifornia (ED)3/26/2013African-AmericanActiveMale
Vince ChhabriaCalifornia (ND)3/7/2014Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Yvonne Gonzalez RogersCalifornia (ND)11/21/2011Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale

Legend

CD - Central DistrictED - Eastern DistrictMD - Middle DistrictND - Northern DistrictSD - Southern District
WD - Western District± LGBT*** Current Chief Judge

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2017.

Active Article III Judges

Click below to view a complete list of Article III judges based on race, ethnicity or find out which president appointed them.
 


African-American

Asian-American
& Pacific Islander

Hispanic/Latino
 

Native American

LGBT

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