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United States Second Circuit

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

Connecticut New York Vermont

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
Amalya L. KearseSecond Circuit6/21/1979African-AmericanSenior Status
Barrington Parker, Jr.Second Circuit10/16/2001African-AmericanSenior Status
Denny ChinSecond Circuit4/23/2010Asian-American/ Pacific IslandersActiveMale
Jose Alberto CabranesSecond Circuit8/10/1994Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Raymond J. Lohier, Jr.Second Circuit12/20/2010African-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
Alvin ThompsonConnecticut10/11/1994African-AmericanActiveMale
Analisa TorresNew York (SD)4/23/2013African-American & Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Andrew L. Carter, Jr.New York (SD)12/8/2011African-AmericanActiveMale
Deborah Batts ±New York (SD)5/9/1994African-AmericanSenior Status 4/13/12Female
Doris L. IrizarryNew York (ED)7/8/2004Hispanic/LatinoActiveFemale
Edgardo RamosNew York (SD)12/6/2011Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
George B. DanielsNew York (SD)3/9/2000African-AmericanActiveMale
Gregory H. Woods IIINew York (SD)11/18/2013African-AmericanActiveMale
Kiyo A. MatsumotoNew York (ED)7/22/2008Asian-American/ Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
LaShann Moutique DeArcy HallNew York (ED)11/17/2015
Laura Taylor SwainNew York (SD)7/11/2000African-AmericanActiveFemale
Lorna G. SchofieldNew York (SD)12/13/2012Asian-American/ Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Margo K. BrodieNew York (ED)2/29/2012African-AmericanActiveFemale
Nelson S. RomanNew York (SD)5/13/2013Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Pamela K. Chen ±New York (ED)3/5/2013Asian-American/ Pacific IslandersActiveFemale
Sandra L. TownesNew York (ED)8/2/2004African-AmericanSenior Status
Sterling Johnson Jr.New York (ED)7/2/1991African-AmericanSenior Status
Vanessa L. BryantConnecticut4/2/2007African-AmericanActiveFemale
Vernon S. BroderickNew York (SD)9/10/2013African-American & Hispanic/LatinoActiveMale
Victor Allen BoldenConnecticut11/21/2014African-AmericanActiveMale
Victor MarreroNew York (SD)10/5/1999Hispanic/LatinoSenior Status
William F. Kuntz New York (ED)10/4/2011African-AmericanActiveMale


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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