United States District Court for the District of Arizona

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United States District Court for the District of Arizona
(D. Ariz.)
Seal of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Map
Map of USA AZ.svg
Appeals to Ninth Circuit
Established June 20, 1910
Judges assigned 13
Chief judge Raner C. Collins
U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo
Official site
Former U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona Courthouse, Phoenix, circa 1961.

The United States District Court for the District of Arizona (in case citations, D. Ariz.) is the federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Arizona. Court is held in the cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, and Prescott. The district was created on June 20, 1910, by 36 Stat. 557. By that statute, the United States Congress organized Arizona as one judicial district, authorized one judgeship for the court, and assigned the district to the Ninth Circuit. The act became effective upon the admission of the State of Arizona on February 14, 1912.[1]

Cases from the District of Arizona are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). Tucson courts are housed in the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse. Presently, courts are located in the Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse in downtown Phoenix. Following the murder (during the 2011 Tucson shooting, by Jared Loughner) of the Arizona District's Chief Judge at the time, Judge John M. Roll, a federal courthouse named for him that will serve the District in Yuma, Arizona (as stated, where court is now held) has had ground broken for a 2013 completion date.

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in this court. The current United States Attorney for Arizona is John S. Leonardo, who was confirmed by unanimous consent by the Senate on June 29, 2012.

Current judges[edit]

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
27 Chief Judge Raner C. Collins Tucson 1952 1998–present 2013–present Clinton
28 District Judge Susan Ritchie Bolton Phoenix 1951 2000–present Clinton
32 District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson Tucson 1953 2002–present G.W. Bush
34 District Judge David G. Campbell Phoenix 1952 2003–present G.W. Bush
35 District Judge Neil Vincent Wake Phoenix 1948 2004–present G.W. Bush
36 District Judge G. Murray Snow Phoenix 1959 2008–present G.W. Bush
37 District Judge Jennifer Guerin Zipps Tucson 1964 2011–present Obama
38 District Judge John Joseph Tuchi Phoenix 1964 2014–present Obama
39 District Judge Diane Humetewa Phoenix 1964 2014–present Obama
40 District Judge Steven Paul Logan Phoenix 1965 2014–present Obama
41 District Judge Rosemary Márquez Tucson 1968 2014–present Obama
42 District Judge Douglas L. Rayes Phoenix 1952 2014–present Obama
43 District Judge James Alan Soto Tucson 1950 2014–present Obama
17 Senior Judge Earl H. Carroll Phoenix 1925 1980–1994 1994–present Carter
18 Senior Judge Alfredo Chavez Marquez inactive 1922 1980–1991 1991–present Carter
20 Senior Judge Paul Gerhardt Rosenblatt Phoenix 1928 1984–2003 2003–present Reagan
22 Senior Judge Roger Gordon Strand Phoenix 1934 1985–2000 2000–present Reagan
23 Senior Judge Stephen M. McNamee Phoenix 1942 1990–2007 1999–2006 2007–present G.H.W. Bush
25 Senior Judge Roslyn O. Silver Phoenix 1946 1994–2013 2011–2013 2013–present Clinton
26 Senior Judge Frank R. Zapata Tucson 1944 1996–2010 2010–present Clinton
30 Senior Judge James A. Teilborg Phoenix 1942 2000–2013 2013–present Clinton
31 Senior Judge Frederick J. Martone Phoenix 1943 2001–2013 2013–present G.W. Bush
33 Senior Judge David C. Bury Tucson 1942 2002–2012 2012–present G.W. Bush

Former judges[edit]

# Judge State Born/Died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
termination
1 Sloan, Richard ElihuRichard Elihu Sloan AZ 1857–1933 1912–1913 Taft, Taft not confirmed[2]
2 Sawtelle, William HenryWilliam Henry Sawtelle AZ 1868–1934 1913–1931 Wilson, Wilson reappointment
3 Jacobs, Fred ClintonFred Clinton Jacobs AZ 1865–1958 1923–1936 1936–1958 Harding, Harding death
4 Sames, Albert MorrisAlbert Morris Sames AZ 1873–1958 1931–1946 1946–1958 Hoover, Hoover death
5 Ling, David W.David W. Ling AZ 1890–1965 1936–1964 1964–1965 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt death
6 Speakman, Howard C.Howard C. Speakman AZ 1892–1952 1946–1952 Truman, Truman death
7 Walsh, James AugustineJames Augustine Walsh AZ 1906–1991 1952–1976 1961–1972 1976–1991 Truman, Truman death
8 Davis, Arthur MarshallArthur Marshall Davis AZ 1907–1963 1961–1963 Kennedy, Kennedy death
9 Craig, Walter EarlyWalter Early Craig AZ 1909–1986 1963–1979 1973–1979 1979–1986 Kennedy, Kennedy death
10 Muecke, Charles AndrewCharles Andrew Muecke AZ 1918–2007 1964–1984 1979–1984 1984–2007 Johnson, L.L. Johnson death
11 Copple, William PerryWilliam Perry Copple AZ 1916–2000 1966–1983 1983–2000 Johnson, L.L. Johnson death
12 Frey, William C.William C. Frey AZ 1919–1979 1970–1979 Nixon, Nixon death
13 Richey, Mary AnneMary Anne Richey AZ 1917–1983 1976–1983 Ford, Ford death
14 Cordova, Valdemar AguirreValdemar Aguirre Cordova AZ 1922–1988 1979–1984 1984–1988 Carter, Carter death
15 Bilby, RichardRichard Bilby AZ 1931–1998 1979–1996 1984–1990 1996–1998 Carter, Carter death
16 Hardy, Charles LeachCharles Leach Hardy AZ 1919–2010 1980–1990 1990–2010 Carter death
19 Browning, William DockerWilliam Docker Browning AZ 1931–2008 1984–1998 1990–1994 1998–2008 Reagan, Reagan death
21 Broomfield, Robert C.Robert C. Broomfield AZ 1933–2014 1985–1999 1994–1999 1999–2014 Reagan death
24 Roll, JohnJohn Roll AZ 1947–2011 1991–2011 2006–2011 G.H.W. Bush, G.H.W. Bush death
29 Murguia, MaryMary Murguia AZ 1960–present 2000–2010 Clinton, Clinton reappointment

Succession of seats[edit]

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