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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals At A Glance

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals At A Glance

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals At A Glance
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is known formally as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is one of 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When the decisions of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals are referenced in the case citations, the Court is listed as "6th Cir." This Federal court has appellate Jurisdiction over district courts that are located in these districts:

 
The Western District of Kentucky,
The Eastern District of Kentucky,
The Western District of Michigan,
The Eastern District of Michigan,
The Northern District of Ohio, 
The Southern District of Ohio,
The Western District of Tennessee,
The Middle District of Tennessee,
The Eastern District of Tennessee.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears its cases and presents its rulings at the Potter Stewart United States Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
There are sixteen active judges who serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The function of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is assisted by fourteen senior judges. 
There have been four judges elevated directly from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson was elevated in 1893, Justice William R. Day in 1903, Justice Horace Harmond Lurton in 1909, and Justice Potter Stewart in 1958. William Howard Taft, the only man to serve as both President of the United State of America and Chief Justice of the United States, served on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals prior to becoming President. 

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