United States Tenth Circuit

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






New Mexico

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
Carlos F. Lucero Tenth Circuit 6/30/1995 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Jerome Holmes Tenth Circuit 8/9/2006 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
Carlos Murguia Kansas 9/22/1999 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Christine M. Arguello Colorado 10/21/2008 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Frank Howell Seay Oklahoma (ED) 6/8/1990 Native American Senior 9/25/03 Male
Judith C. Herrera New Mexico 6/13/2004 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Julie A. Robinson Kansas 12/13/2001 African-American Active Female
Kenneth J. Gonzales New Mexico 8/9/2013 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
M. Christina Armijo*** New Mexico 11/12/2001 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Martha Alicia Vazquez New Mexico 10/1/1993 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Raymond P. Moore Colorado 3/26/2013 African-American Active Male
Vicki Miles–LaGrange*** Oklahoma (WD) 11/28/1994 African-American Active Female
Wiley Daniel Colorado 6/30/1995 African-American Senior Status 1/1/13 Male
William Joseph Martinez Colorado 12/21/2010 Hispanic/Latino 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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