- United States District Court for the District of Vermont
United States District Court for the District of Vermont
Map Appeals to Second Circuit Established March 2, 1791 Judges assigned 2 Chief judge Christina Reiss Official site
The United States District Court for the District of Vermont (in case citations, D. Vt.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the federal district of Vermont. The court has locations in Brattleboro, Burlington, and Rutland. The Court was created under the Judiciary Act of 1791 under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Circuit Court. Under the Midnight Judges Act, the Circuits were reorganised and this Court was assigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where it has remained since. Originally created with one Judgeship, in 1966 a second Judgeship was added.
Appeals from the District of Vermont are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Tristram Coffin.
# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by Active Chief Senior 19 Chief Judge Christina Reiss Rutland 1962 2009–present 2010–present — Obama 18 District Judge William K. Sessions III Burlington 1947 1995–present 2002–2010 — Clinton 17 Senior District Judge John Garvan Murtha Brattleboro 1941 1995–2009 1995-2002 2009–present Clinton
# Judge State Born/Died Active service Term as Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
1 Nathaniel Chipman VT 1752–1843 1791–1793 (none) (none) Washington resignation 2 Samuel Hitchcock VT 1755–1813 1793–1801 (none) (none) Washington appointment to circuit court 3 Elijah Paine VT 1757–1842 1801–1842 (none) (none) J. Adams resignation 4 Samuel Prentiss VT 1782–1857 1842–1857 (none) (none) Tyler death 5 David Allen Smalley VT 1809–1877 1857–1877 (none) (none) Pierce death 6 Hoyt Henry Wheeler VT 1833–1906 1877–1906 (none) (none) Hayes retirement 7 James Loren Martin VT 1846–1915 1906–1915 (none) (none) T. Roosevelt death 8 Harland Bradley Howe VT 1873–1946 1915–1940 (none) 1940–1945 Wilson retirement 9 James Patrick Leamy VT 1892–1949 1940–1949 (none) (none) F. Roosevelt death 10 Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. VT 1901–1969 1949–1969 1966–1969 (none) Truman death 11 Bernard Joseph Leddy VT 1910–1972 1966–1972 1969–1972 (none) L. Johnson death 12 James L. Oakes VT 1924–2007 1970–1971 (none) (none) Nixon appointment to 2nd Cir. 13 James Stuart Holden VT 1914–1996 1971–1984 1972–1983 1984–1996 Nixon death 14 Albert Wheeler Coffrin VT 1919–1993 1972–1989 1983–1988 1989–1993 Nixon death 15 Franklin S. Billings, Jr. VT 1922- 1984–1994 1988–1991 1994–2004 Reagan retirement 16 Fred I. Parker VT 1938–2003 1990–1994 1991–1994 (none) G.H.W. Bush appointment to 2nd Cir.
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