United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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|United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
|Location||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Appeals to||Sixth Circuit|
|Established||February 24, 1863|
|Chief judge||Paul Lewis Maloney|
The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (in case citations, W.D. Mich.) is the Federal district court with jurisdiction over of the western portion of the state of Michigan, including the entire Upper Peninsula.
Appeals from the Western District of Michigan are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The current United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan is Patrick A. Miles, Jr., who was confirmed by unanimous consent by the Senate on June 29, 2012.
The United States District Court for the District of Michigan was established on July 1, 1836, by 5 Stat. 61, with a single judgeship. The district court was not assigned to a judicial circuit, but was granted the same jurisdiction as United States circuit courts, except in appeals and writs of error, which were the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Due to the so-called "Toledo War", a boundary dispute with Ohio, Michigan did not become a state of the Union until January 26, 1837. On March 3, 1837, Congress passed an act that repealed the circuit court jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Michigan, assigned the District of Michigan to the Seventh Circuit, and established a U.S. circuit court for the district, 5 Stat. 176.
On July 15, 1862, Congress reorganized the circuits and assigned Michigan to the Eighth Circuit by 12 Stat. 576, and on January 28, 1863, the Congress again reorganized Seventh and Eight Circuits and assigned Michigan to the Seventh Circuit, by 12 Stat. 637. On February 24, 1863, Congress divided the District of Michigan into the Eastern and the Western Districts, with one judgeship authorized for each district, by 12 Stat. 660. The Western District was later further divided into a Southern Division and a Northern Division.
The District Court is based in Grand Rapids, courthouses also located in Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has appellate jurisdiction over the court.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|19||Chief Judge||Paul Lewis Maloney||Kalamazoo||1949||2007–present||2008–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|16||District Judge||Robert Holmes Bell||Grand Rapids||1944||1987–present||2001–2008||—||Reagan|
|20||District Judge||Robert James Jonker||Grand Rapids||1960||2007–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|21||District Judge||Janet T. Neff||Grand Rapids||1945||2007–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|12||Senior District Judge||Wendell Alverson Miles||inactive||1916||1974–1986||1979–1986||1986–present||Nixon|
|15||Senior District Judge||Richard Alan Enslen||Marquette||1931||1979–2005||1995–2001||2005–present||Carter|
|18||Senior District Judge||Gordon Jay Quist||Grand Rapids||1937||1992–2006||(none)||2006–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|Judge||Appointed by||Began active
|Arthur Carter Denison||William Howard Taft||January 31, 1910||October 3, 1911||–||reappointment|
|Albert J. Engel, Jr.||Richard Nixon||December 18, 1970||January 4, 1974||–||reappointment|
|Noel Peter Fox||John F. Kennedy||July 31, 1962||December 31, 1979||June 3, 1987||death|
|Benjamin F. Gibson||Jimmy Carter||September 26, 1979||July 13, 1996||January 31, 1999||retirement|
|Douglas Woodruff Hillman||Jimmy Carter||September 26, 1979||February 15, 1991||October 1, 2002||retirement|
|W. Wallace Kent||Dwight D. Eisenhower||June 10, 1954||January 6, 1971||–||reappointment|
|Loyal Edwin Knappen||Theodore Roosevelt||December 10, 1906||February 8, 1910||–||reappointment|
|David McKeague||George H. W. Bush||February 10, 1992||June 13, 2005||–||reappointment|
|Fred Morton Raymond||Calvin Coolidge||May 8, 1925||February 6, 1946||–||death|
|Clarence W. Sessions||William Howard Taft||March 2, 1911||April 1, 1931||–||death|
|Henry Franklin Severens||Grover Cleveland||May 25, 1886||March 16, 1900||–||reappointment|
|Raymond Wesley Starr||Harry S. Truman||July 25, 1946||August 15, 1961||November 2, 1968||death|
|George P. Wanty||William McKinley||March 13, 1900||July 9, 1906||–||death|
|Solomon Lewis Withey||Abraham Lincoln||March 11, 1863||April 25, 1886||–||death|
- Courts of Michigan
- List of United States federal courthouses in Michigan
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Courts of Michigan, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 1925, and received commission on December 18, 1925.
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan Official Website
- United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Official Website