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United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
(E.D.N.Y.)
Appeals to Second Circuit
Established February 25, 1865
Judges assigned 15
Chief judge Raymond Joseph Dearie
Official site

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (in case citations, E.D.N.Y.) is the federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the entirety of Long Island (including the portion in New York City) and Staten Island. The court's territorial jurisdiction includes the Counties of Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, and Suffolk. Courthouses are located in Brooklyn and Central Islip.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The Acting United States Attorney for the district is Benton J. Campbell, succeeding Roslynn Renee Mauskopf who joined the Court as a District Judge in October 2007.

Appeals from the Eastern District of New York are taken 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).

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Courthouses

Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse

The main courthouse is at 225 Cadman Plaza East in the civic center of Brooklyn. The 15-story building was designed by Cesar Pelli. The courthouse was designed in 1995 but did not open until 2006 following redesign requirements in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 attacks. It replaced the 6 storey Emanuel Celler Federal Building (built in 1962 and located next door via glass atrium). In 2008 it was renamed Theodore Roosevelt.[1] The building was originally to be renamed by Hugh Carey but politicians backed off because Carey was alive at the time.[2] The associated prison is the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn.

The Divisional office is in the Alfonse M. D'Amato United States Courthouse in Central Islip, New York. The courthouse designed by Richard Meier opened in 2000 and is the second largest federal courthouse in the United States (after the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse) and the largest building on Long Island.[3] The 12-story building has 870,000 square feet (81,000 m2), 23 courtrooms and 24 judges' chambers.[4]

Judges

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has 15 authorized judgeships, filled by judges appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Eleven judges who have taken senior status are eligible to continue hearing cases. As of March 19, 2007, the Chief Judge of the District is Judge Raymond J. Dearie, who succeeded Judge Edward R. Korman. Judge Jack Weinstein, widely regarded as among the most respected and influential Judges in America, is currently a Senior Judge in this district. Unlike others Judges at Judge Weinstein's level of seniority, he continues to maintain a full docket of cases, including many of the biggest corporate cases considered anywhere in the country.

There is currently one vacancy in the District, created when Judge Nina Gershon assumed senior status on October 16, 2008. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.

Name Appointed Appointed by
Chief Judge Raymond J. Dearie 1986   Ronald Reagan
Senior District Judge Jack B. Weinstein 1967   Lyndon B. Johnson
Senior District Judge Thomas Collier Platt, Jr. 1974   Richard Nixon
Senior District Judge Israel Leo Glasser 1981   Ronald Reagan
Senior District Judge Leonard D. Wexler 1981   Ronald Reagan
Senior District Judge Edward R. Korman 1985   Ronald Reagan
Senior District Judge Arthur Donald Spatt 1989   Ronald Reagan
District Judge Carol Bagley Amon 1990   George H. W. Bush
Senior District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. 1991   George H. W. Bush
Senior District Judge Denis Reagan Hurley 1991   George H. W. Bush
District Judge Joanna Seybert 1993   Bill Clinton
Senior District Judge David G. Trager 1993   Bill Clinton
Senior District Judge Frederic Block 1994   Bill Clinton
District Judge John Gleeson 1994   Bill Clinton
District Judge Allyne R. Ross 1994   Bill Clinton
Senior District Judge Nina Gershon 1996   Bill Clinton
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis 2000   Bill Clinton
District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein 2003   George W. Bush
District Judge Dora Irizarry 2004   George W. Bush
District Judge Sandra L. Townes 2004   George W. Bush
District Judge Joseph Frank Bianco 2006   George W. Bush
District Judge Eric Nicholas Vitaliano 2006   George W. Bush
District Judge Brian Mark Cogan 2006   George W. Bush
District Judge Roslynn Renee Mauskopf 2007   George W. Bush
District Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto 2008   George W. Bush

All judges

Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Matthew T. Abruzzo Franklin D. Roosevelt 01936-02-15 February 15, 1936 01966-02-15 February 15, 1966 01971-05-28 May 28, 1971 death
Frank X. Altimari Ronald Reagan 01982-12-10 December 10, 1982 01985-12-23 December 23, 1985 reappointment
Carol Bagley Amon George H. W. Bush 01990-08-07 August 7, 1990 Incumbent
John Ries Bartels Dwight D. Eisenhower 01959-07-30 July 30, 1959 01973-12-31 December 31, 1973 01997-02-13 February 13, 1997 death
Charles Linnaeus Benedict Abraham Lincoln 01865-03-09 March 9, 1865 01897-01-01 January 1, 1897 retirement
Joseph Frank Bianco George W. Bush 02006-01-03 January 3, 2006 Incumbent
Frederic Block Bill Clinton 01994-09-29 September 29, 1994 02005-09-01 September 1, 2005 Incumbent
Henry Bramwell Gerald Ford 01974-12-26 December 26, 1974 01987-10-01 October 1, 1987 Incumbent
Walter Bruchhausen Dwight D. Eisenhower 01953-05-08 May 8, 1953 01967-05-20 May 20, 1967 01976-10-11 October 11, 1976 death
Mortimer W. Byers Herbert Hoover 01929-11-20 November 20, 1929 01960-02-01 February 1, 1960 01962-03-05 March 5, 1962 death
Marcus Beach Campbell Warren G. Harding 01923-01-03 January 3, 1923 01944-08-03 August 3, 1944 death
Thomas Chatfield Theodore Roosevelt 01907-01-09 January 9, 1907 01922-12-24 December 24, 1922 death
Brian Cogan George W. Bush 02006-06-07 June 7, 2006 Incumbent
Mark Americus Costantino Richard Nixon 01971-05-20 May 20, 1971 01987-12-01 December 1, 1987 01990-06-17 June 17, 1990 death
Raymond J. Dearie Ronald Reagan 01986-03-19 March 19, 1986 Incumbent
John Francis Dooling Jr. John F. Kennedy 01961-09-22 September 22, 1961 01976-11-30 November 30, 1976 01981-01-12 January 12, 1981 death
Sandra J. Feuerstein George W. Bush 02003-09-22 September 22, 2003 Incumbent
Clarence G. Galston Herbert Hoover 01929-04-29 April 29, 1929 01957-01-01 January 1, 1957 01964-01-22 January 22, 1964 death
Nicholas Garaufis Bill Clinton 02000-05-25 May 25, 2000 Incumbent
Edwin Louis Garvin Woodrow Wilson 01918-03-21 March 21, 1918 01925-10-31 October 31, 1925 resignation
Nina Gershon Bill Clinton 01996-08-01 August 1, 1996 02008-10-16 October 16, 2008 Incumbent
I. Leo Glasser Ronald Reagan 01981-12-10 December 10, 1981 01993-07-01 July 1, 1993 Incumbent
John Gleeson Bill Clinton 01994-09-29 September 29, 1994 Incumbent
Denis Reagan Hurley George H. W. Bush 01991-11-05 November 5, 1991 02004-12-18 December 18, 2004 Incumbent
Robert Alexander Inch Warren G. Harding 01923-04-28 April 28, 1923[5] 01958-01-06 January 6, 1958 01961-01-12 January 12, 1961 death
Dora Irizarry George W. Bush 02004-07-08 July 8, 2004 Incumbent
Sterling Johnson Jr. George H. W. Bush 01991-07-02 July 2, 1991 02003-06-01 June 1, 2003 Incumbent
Orrin Grimmell Judd Lyndon B. Johnson 01968-07-17 July 17, 1968 01976-07-07 July 7, 1976 death
Harold Maurice Kennedy Franklin D. Roosevelt 01944-09-22 September 22, 1944 01952-09-30 September 30, 1952 resignation
Edward R. Korman Ronald Reagan 01985-11-04 November 4, 1985 02007-10-25 October 25, 2007 Incumbent
Kiyo A. Matsumoto George W. Bush 02008-07-22 July 22, 2008 Incumbent
Roslynn Renee Mauskopf George W. Bush 02007-10-18 October 18, 2007 Incumbent
Joseph M. McLaughlin Ronald Reagan 01981-09-28 September 28, 1981 01990-10-18 October 18, 1990 reappointment
Jacob Mishler Dwight D. Eisenhower 01960-07-06 July 6, 1960 01980-04-30 April 30, 1980 02004-01-26 January 26, 2004 death
Grover M. Moscowitz Calvin Coolidge 01925-12-21 December 21, 1925 01947-03-31 March 31, 1947 death
Edward Raymond Neaher Richard Nixon 01971-07-22 July 22, 1971 01982-05-28 May 28, 1982 01994-04-19 April 19, 1994 death
Eugene Nickerson Jimmy Carter 01977-10-21 October 21, 1977 01994-01-01 January 1, 1994 02002-01-01 January 1, 2002 death
Thomas Collier Platt Jr. Richard Nixon 01974-03-08 March 8, 1974 02001-02-01 February 1, 2001 Incumbent
George C. Pratt Gerald Ford 01976-05-07 May 7, 1976 01982-06-29 June 29, 1982 reappointment
Reena Raggi Ronald Reagan 01987-05-07 May 7, 1987 02002-10-07 October 7, 2002 reappointment
Leo F. Rayfiel Harry S. Truman 01947-07-30 July 30, 1947 01966-03-04 March 4, 1966 01978-11-18 November 18, 1978 death
George Rosling John F. Kennedy 01961-10-05 October 5, 1961[6] 01973-04-16 April 16, 1973 death
Allyne R. Ross Bill Clinton 01994-09-29 September 29, 1994 Incumbent
Joanna Seybert Bill Clinton 01993-11-24 November 24, 1993 Incumbent
Charles Proctor Sifton Jimmy Carter 01977-10-12 October 12, 1977 02000-03-18 March 18, 2000 02009-11-09 November 9, 2009 death
Arthur Donald Spatt George H. W. Bush 01989-11-27 November 27, 1989 02004-12-01 December 1, 2004 Incumbent
Asa Wentworth Tenney William McKinley 01897-07-08 July 8, 1897 01897-12-10 December 10, 1897 death
Edward Beers Thomas William McKinley 01898-02-15 February 15, 1898 01906-12-31 December 31, 1906 resignation
Sandra L. Townes George W. Bush 02004-08-02 August 2, 2004 Incumbent
David G. Trager Bill Clinton 01993-11-24 November 24, 1993 02006-03-01 March 1, 2006 Incumbent
Anthony J. Travia Lyndon B. Johnson 01968-07-17 July 17, 1968 01974-11-30 November 30, 1974 resignation
Van Vechten Veeder William Howard Taft 01911-01-26 January 26, 1911 01917-12-31 December 31, 1917 resignation
Eric Nicholas Vitaliano George W. Bush 02006-01-19 January 19, 2006 Incumbent
Jack B. Weinstein Lyndon B. Johnson 01967-04-15 April 15, 1967 01993-03-01 March 1, 1993 Incumbent
Leonard D. Wexler Ronald Reagan 01983-06-22 June 22, 1983 01994-06-30 June 30, 1994 Incumbent
Joseph Carmine Zavatt Dwight D. Eisenhower 01957-08-07 August 7, 1957 01970-12-31 December 31, 1970 01985-08-31 August 31, 1985 death

Notes

  1. ^ http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/30/us-courthouse-is-named-for-theodore-roosevelt/
  2. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2008/12/30/2008-12-30_brooklyn_courthouse_gets_new_name_since_-2.html
  3. ^ http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/
  4. ^ http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&id=134995
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1923, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 8, 1924, and received commission on January 8, 1924.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962.

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