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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
Atsushi Wallace TashimaNinth Circuit1/4/1996Asian-American/Pacific IslandersSenior Status
6/30/04
Male
Carlos T. BeaNinth Circuit10/1/2003Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
12/12/19
Male
Consuelo Maria CallahanNinth Circuit5/28/2003Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Ferdinand Francis FernandezNinth Circuit5/22/1989Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
6/1/02
Male
Jacqueline H. NguyenNinth Circuit5/14/2012Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Johnnie B. RawlinsonNinth Circuit7/26/2000African-AmericanActiveMale
Joseph Jerome FarrisNinth Circuit9/27/1979African-AmericanSenior Status
3/4/95
Male
Kenneth Kiyul LeeNinth Circuit6/12/2019Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Kim McLane WardlawNinth Circuit8/3/1998Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Mary Helen MurguiaNinth Circuit1/4/2011Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Patrick Joseph Bumatay
Ninth Circuit12/12/2019Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Paul J. WatfordNinth Circuit5/22/2012African-AmericanActiveMale
Richard A. PaezNinth Circuit3/14/2000Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale

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 Lee 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
Audrey B. CollinsCalifornia (CD)5/9/1994African-AmericanTerminated/Retired
8/1/14
Female
Brian Edward SandovalNevada
10/26/2005Hispanic/LatinxTerminated/Resigned
9/15/09
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 J. HumetewaArizona5/16/2014Native AmericanActiveFemale
Dolly M. GeeCalifornia (CD)1/4/2010Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Edward J. GarciaCalifornia (ED)3/14/1984Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
11/24/96
Male
Edward John DavilaCalifornia (ND)3/3/2011Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Edward M. ChenCalifornia (ND)5/12/2011Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Fernando M. OlguinCalifornia (CD)1/16/2013Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Frank R. ZapataArizona8/1/1996Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
8/3/10
Male
Garland E. Burrell, Jr.California (ED)3/2/1992African-AmericanSenior Status
7/4/12
Male
George H. KingCalifornia (CD)6/30/1995Asian-American/Pacific IslandersTerminated/Retired
1/6/17
Male
George H. WuCalifornia (CD)4/17/2007Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Gloria Maria Navarro***Nevada5/6/2010Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Gonzalo P. CurielCalifornia (SD)10/1/2012Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr.California (ND)12/19/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Irma Elsa GonzalezCalifornia (SD)8/12/1992Hispanic/LatinxTerminated/Retired
10/25/13
Female
James A. SotoArizona6/9/2014Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
James WareCalifornia (ND)10/1/1990African-AmericanTerminated/Retired
8/31/12
Male
Jesus G. BernalCalifornia (CD)12/12/2012Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Jill Aiko OtakeHawaii8/3/2018Asian-American/Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
John A. HoustonCalifornia (SD)10/7/2003African-AmericanSenior Status
2/6/18
Male
John A. MendezCalifornia (ED)4/17/2008Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
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/LatinxTerminated/Death
6/26/19
Male
Marco Antonio HernandezOregon2/9/2011Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Miranda Mai 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/LatinxActiveMale
Phyllis J. Hamilton***California (ND)5/25/2000African-AmericanActiveFemale
Raner C. CollinsArizona8/3/1998African-AmericanSenior Status
3/4/19
Male
Ricardo S. Martinez***Washington (WD)6/16/2004Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Richard A. JonesWashington (WD)10/29/2007African-AmericanActiveMale
Richard Franklin Boulware IINevada6/10/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Roger T. BenitezCalifornia (SD)6/21/2004Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
12/31/17
Male
Ronald S.W. LewCalifornia (CD)5/7/1987Asian-American/Pacific IslandersSenior Status
9/19/06
Male
Rosemary MarquezArizona5/19/2014Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
S. James OteroCalifornia (CD)2/12/2003Hispanic/LatinxTerminated/Retired
4/10/20
Male
Salvador Mendoza, Jr.Washington (ED)6/19/2014Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Saundra Brown ArmstrongCalifornia (ND)6/18/1991African-AmericanSenior Status
3/23/12
Female
Steven P. LoganArizona5/16/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Susan Oki MollwayHawaii6/23/1998Asian-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/LatinxActiveFemale

Legend

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

Data is based on information collected through May 7, 2020.

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/Latinx

Native American

LGBTQ+

Presidential
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