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:

2nd Circuit  



New York



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.

Judge Court Commission Race / Ethnicity Status Gender
Amalya L. Kearse Second Circuit 6/21/1979 African-American Senior Status 6/11/02 Female
Barrington Parker, Jr. Second Circuit 10/16/2001 African-American Senior Status 10/10/09 Male
Denny Chin Second Circuit 4/23/2010 Asian-American/ Pacific Islanders Active Male
Jose Alberto Cabranes Second Circuit 8/10/1994 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. Second Circuit 12/20/2010 African-American Active Male

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.

Judge Court Commission Race / Ethnicity Status Gender
Alvin Thompson Connecticut 10/11/1994 African-American Active Male
Analisa Torres New York (SD) 4/23/2013 African-American & Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Andrew L. Carter, Jr. New York (SD) 12/8/2011 African-American Active Male
Deborah Batts ± New York (SD) 5/9/1994 African-American Senior Status 4/13/12 Female
Doris L. Irizarry New York (ED) 7/8/2004 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Edgardo Ramos New York (SD) 12/6/2011 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
George B. Daniels New York (SD) 3/9/2000 African-American Active Male
Gregory H. Woods III New York (SD) 11/18/2013 African-American Active Male
Kiyo A. Matsumoto New York (ED) 7/22/2008 Asian-American/ Pacific Islanders Active Female
Laura Taylor Swain New York (SD) 7/11/2000 African-American Active Female
Lorna G. Schofield New York (SD) 12/13/2012 Asian-American/ Pacific Islanders Active Female
Margo K. Brodie New York (ED) 2/29/2012 African-American Active Female
Nelson S. Roman New York (SD) 5/13/2013 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Pamela K.
Chen ±
New York (ED) 3/5/2013 Asian-American/ Pacific Islanders Active Female
Sandra L. Townes New York (ED) 8/2/2004 African-American Senior Status 5/1/15 Female
Sterling Johnson Jr. New York (ED) 7/2/1991 African-American Senior Status 6/1/03 Male
Vanessa L. Bryant Connecticut 4/2/2007 African-American Active Female
Vernon S. Broderick New York (SD) 9/10/2013 African-American & Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Victor Allen Bolden Connecticut 11/21/2014 African-American Active Male
Victor Marrero New York (SD) 10/5/1999 Hispanic/Latino Senior Status 12/31/10 Male
William F. Kuntz  New York (ED) 10/4/2011 African-American Active Male


CD - Central District ED - Eastern District MD - Middle District ND - Northern District SD - Southern District
WD - Western District ± LGBT *** Current Chief Judge

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2015.


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