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United States Tenth Circuit

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

 New Mexico

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
Carlos F. LuceroTenth Circuit6/30/1995Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Jerome HolmesTenth Circuit8/9/2006African-AmericanActiveMale

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
Carlos MurguiaKansas9/22/1999Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Christine M. ArguelloColorado10/21/2008Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Frank Howell SeayOklahoma (ED)6/8/1990Native AmericanSenior Status
Judith C. HerreraNew Mexico6/13/2004Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Julie A. RobinsonKansas12/13/2001African-AmericanActiveFemale
Kenneth J. GonzalesNew Mexico8/9/2013Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
M. Christina Armijo***New Mexico11/12/2001Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Martha Alicia VazquezNew Mexico10/1/1993Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Raymond P. MooreColorado3/26/2013African-AmericanActiveMale
Vicki Miles–LaGrange***Oklahoma (WD)11/28/1994African-AmericanActiveFemale
Wiley DanielColorado6/30/1995African-AmericanSenior Status
William Joseph MartinezColorado12/21/2010Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale


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.


& Pacific Islander


Native American



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