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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals At A Glance

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals At A Glance

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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals At A Glance
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is formally known as the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In case citations, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is notated as "7th Cir." The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is the Federal court that has appellate jurisdiction over courts that are located in:
 

The Northern District of Illinois,
The Central District of Illinois,
The Southern District of Illinois,
The Northern District of Indiana,
The Southern District of Indiana,
The Western District of Wisconsin, and
The Eastern District of Wisconsin
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is unique because it is the only one of the 13 United States Courts of Appeal that has an internet presence that includes both a wiki and RSS feed that covers opinions and oral arguments presented by and before the Court. None of the other United States District or Appellate Courts offers oral arguments using these feeds to the internet, with the exception of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, although the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals only offers RSS features. Another notable fact about the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is that its panel includes two of the premier scholars on law and economics: Chief Judge Frank H. Esterbrook and Judge Richard Posner.
As of July 2010, ten of the eleven seats in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals are filled, with one nomination pending approval.  There are also six senior status judges involved with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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