United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (in case citation
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s, 6th Cir.) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction is the power of the Supreme Court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts. Most appellate jurisdiction is legislatively created, and may consist of appeals by leave of the appellate court or by right...

 over the district courts
United States district court
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. Both civil and criminal cases are filed in the district court, which is a court of law, equity, and admiralty. There is a United States bankruptcy court associated with each United States...

 in the following districts
United States federal judicial district
For purposes of the federal judicial system, Congress has divided the United States into judicial districts. There are 94 federal judicial districts, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico...

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  • Eastern District of Kentucky
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises approximately the Eastern half of the state of Kentucky....

  • Western District of Kentucky
    United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
    The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky is the federal district court for the western part of the state of Kentucky....

  • Eastern District of Michigan
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan is the Federal district court with jurisdiction over of the eastern portion of the state of Michigan. The Court is based in Detroit, with courthouses also located in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Flint, and Port Huron...

  • Western District of Michigan
    United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan is the Federal district court with jurisdiction over of the western portion of the state of Michigan, including the entire Upper Peninsula....

  • Northern District of Ohio
    United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is the federal trial court for the northern half of Ohio...

  • Southern District of Ohio
    United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is one of two United States district courts in Ohio and includes forty-eight of the state's eighty-eight counties. Appeals from the court are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at Cincinnati The...

  • Eastern District of Tennessee
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee is the federal court in the Sixth Circuit whose jurisdiction covers all of East Tennessee and a portion of Middle Tennessee. The court has jurisdiction over 41 counties with 4 divisions...

  • Middle District of Tennessee
    United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
    The United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee is the federal trial court for most of Middle Tennessee. Based in Nashville, it was created in 1839 when Congress added a third district to the state...

  • Western District of Tennessee
    United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
    The United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is the Federal district court covering the western part of the state of Tennessee. Appeals from the Western District of Tennessee are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit The United States District...



The court is composed of sixteen judges and is based at the Potter Stewart
Potter Stewart
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 U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals
United States court of appeals
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Current composition of the court


The judges on the court are:

Vacancies and pending nominations

Seat Seat Last Held By Vacancy Reason Date of Vacancy Nominee Date of Nomination

List of former judges


Chief judges



Succession of seats






























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