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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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|Established|| March 03, 1891|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Scott³ April 16, 2008 10:40pm|
Congress established U.S. circuit courts of appeals for each of the nine |
judicial circuits and assigned the sitting judge of the U.S. Circuit Courts
for the Sixth Circuit to sit also on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the
Sixth Circuit, effective June 16, 1891. The act also authorized an additional
judgeship for the Sixth Circuit's new court.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is a federal court
with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts for the following districts:
* Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan
* Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
* Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky
* Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
5 Seats (1, 5, 8, 10, and 13) have traditionally been reserved for Michigan.
5 Seats (3, 4, 7, 9 and 14) for Ohio.
3 Seats (6, 11, and 15) for Kentucky.
3 Seats (2, 12, and 16) for Tennessee.