United States District Court for the District of Connecticut


United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
(D. Conn.)
Map
Connecticut blank.svg
Appeals to Second Circuit
Established September 24, 1789
Judges assigned 8
Chief judge Alvin W. Thompson
Official site
U.S. Courthouse in 1995

The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (in case citations, D. Conn.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Connecticut. The court has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven. Appeals from the court are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. It was one of the original 13 courts established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, 1 Stat. 73, on September 24, 1789.[1] The Court initially had a single judge, and remained so composed until March 3, 1927, when a second judge was added by 1927 44 Stat. 1348.[1] Six additional judgeships were created between 1961 and 1990 to bring about the current total of eight judges.[1] Court offices at Hartford are located in the William R. Cotter Federal Building.

Cases decided by the District of Connecticut are appealed 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 Connecticut represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is David Fein.

The current United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut is John Francis Bardelli. On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Joseph Patrick Faughnan, Sr. to the Senate to succeed Marshal Bardelli as U.S. Marshal for the District of Connecticut.

Contents

Current judges

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
29 Chief Judge Alvin W. Thompson Hartford 1953 1994–present 2009–present Clinton
27 District Judge Robert N. Chatigny Hartford 1952 1994–present 2003–2009 Clinton
30 District Judge Janet Bond Arterton New Haven 1944 1995–present Clinton
31 District Judge Christopher F. Droney Hartford 1954 1997–present Clinton
32 District Judge Janet C. Hall Bridgeport 1948 1997–present Clinton
33 District Judge Stefan R. Underhill Bridgeport 1956 1999–present Clinton
34 District Judge Mark R. Kravitz New Haven 1950 2003–present G.W. Bush
35 District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant Hartford 1954 2007–present G.W. Bush
21 Senior District Judge Ellen Bree Burns New Haven 1923 1978–1992 1988–1992 1992–present Carter
22 Senior District Judge Warren William Eginton Bridgeport 1924 1979–1992 (none) 1992–present Carter
24 Senior District Judge Peter Collins Dorsey New Haven 1931 1983–1998 1994–1998 1998–present Reagan
26 Senior District Judge Alfred V. Covello Hartford 1933 1992–2003 1998–2003 2003–present G.H.W. Bush
28 Senior District Judge Dominic J. Squatrito Hartford 1939 1994–2004 (none) 2004–present Clinton

Former judges

Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Robert P. Anderson Dwight D. Eisenhower 01954-04-27 April 27, 1954 01964-08-20 August 20, 1964 reappointment
Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld John F. Kennedy 01961-08-15 August 15, 1961 01977-01-20 January 20, 1977 01988-11-05 November 5, 1988 death
William Bristol John Quincy Adams 01826-05-22 May 22, 1826 01836-03-07 March 7, 1836 death
Warren Booth Burrows Calvin Coolidge 01928-02-16 February 16, 1928 01930-10-20 October 20, 1930 resignation
José A. Cabranes Jimmy Carter 01979-12-10 December 10, 1979 01994-08-12 August 12, 1994 reappointment
T. Emmet Clarie John F. Kennedy 01961-09-18 September 18, 1961 01983-01-01 January 1, 1983 01997-09-24 September 24, 1997 death
T. F. Gilroy Daly Jimmy Carter 01977-08-05 August 5, 1977 01996-07-11 July 11, 1996 death
Pierpont Edwards Thomas Jefferson 01806-02-24 February 24, 1806 01826-04-05 April 5, 1826 death
Carroll C. Hincks Herbert Hoover 01931-01-24 January 24, 1931 01953-12-07 December 7, 1953 reappointment
Charles A. Ingersoll Franklin Pierce 01853-04-08 April 8, 1853 01860-01-12 January 12, 1860 death
Andrew T. Judson Andrew Jackson 01836-07-04 July 4, 1836 01853-03-17 March 17, 1853 death
Richard Law George Washington 01789-09-26 September 26, 1789 01806-01-26 January 26, 1806 death
Alan Harris Nevas Ronald Reagan 01985-10-17 October 17, 1985 01997-03-27 March 27, 1997 02009-02-02 February 2, 2009 retirement
Jon O. Newman Richard Nixon 01971-12-15 December 15, 1971 01979-06-25 June 25, 1979 reappointment
James Perry Platt Theodore Roosevelt 01902-02-28 February 28, 1902 01913-01-26 January 26, 1913 death
Nathaniel Shipman Ulysses Grant 01873-04-16 April 16, 1873[2] 01892-03-22 March 22, 1892 reappointment
William Davis Shipman James Buchanan 01860-03-12 March 12, 1860 01873-04-16 April 16, 1873 resignation
John Joseph Smith Franklin D. Roosevelt 01941-10-30 October 30, 1941 01960-09-13 September 13, 1960 reappointment
Edwin Stark Thomas Woodrow Wilson 01913-11-17 November 17, 1913 01939-04-12 April 12, 1939 resignation
William H. Timbers Dwight D. Eisenhower 01960-09-02 September 2, 1960 01971-08-06 August 6, 1971 reappointment
William Kneeland Townsend Benjamin Harrison 01892-03-28 March 28, 1892 01902-02-27 February 27, 1902 reappointment
Robert Carmine Zampano Lyndon B. Johnson 01964-08-15 August 15, 1964 01977-06-01 June 1, 1977 01994-04-01 April 1, 1994 retirement

Notes

  1. ^ a b c U.S. District Courts of Connecticut, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 2, 1873, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1873, and received commission on December 8, 1873.

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