United States District Court for the District of Utah

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United States District Court for the District of Utah
(D. Utah)
Seal of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
Map
Utah Locator Map.PNG
Appeals to Tenth Circuit
Established July 16, 1894
Judges assigned 5
Chief judge Ted Stewart
U.S. Attorney Carlie Christensen
Official site
U.S. Courthouse for the District of Utah

The United States District Court for the District of Utah (in case citations, D. Utah) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Utah. The court is based in Salt Lake City with another courtroom in Ogden.

Appeals from the District of Utah are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current US Attorney is David B. Barlow, serving since September 2011.[1]

According to 28 U.S.C. § 133(a), the District of Utah is allowed five active district judges. These include: Chief Judge Ted Stewart, Judge Dee Benson and Judge Clark Waddoups, who was confirmed on September 26, 2008.[2]

Federal judicial districts are also allowed to utilize “Senior” Judges in addition to the limit set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 133(a). Currently the active Senior Judges within the District of Utah include: Bruce S. Jenkins, David Sam, Dale A. Kimball, who assumed senior status on November 30, 2009, and Tena Campbell, who assumed senior status on January 1, 2011.

Current judges[edit]

  • A vacancy occurred when Dee Benson assumed senior status on January 1, 2014. No nominee is currently pending for this vacancy.
  • A second vacancy will occur when Ted Stewart assumes senior status on September 1, 2014. No nominee is currently pending for this upcoming vacancy.
# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
13 Chief Judge Ted Stewart Salt Lake City 1948 1999–present 2011–present Clinton
15 District Judge Clark Waddoups Salt Lake City 1946 2008–present G.W. Bush
16 District Judge David Nuffer Salt Lake City 1952 2012–present Obama
17 District Judge Robert J. Shelby Salt Lake City 1970 2012–present Obama
18 District Judge vacant
6 Senior Judge Bruce Sterling Jenkins Salt Lake City 1927 1978–1994 1984–1993 1994–present Carter
9 Senior Judge David Sam Salt Lake City 1933 1985–1999 1997–1999 1999–present Reagan
10 Senior Judge Dee Benson Salt Lake City 1948 1991–2014 1999–2006 2014—present G.H.W. Bush
11 Senior Judge Tena Campbell Salt Lake City 1944 1995–2011 2006–2011 2011–present Clinton
12 Senior Judge Dale A. Kimball Salt Lake City 1939 1997–2009 2009–present Clinton

Former Judges[edit]

# Judge State Born/Died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
termination
1 Marshall, John AugustineJohn Augustine Marshall UT 1854–1941 1896–1915 Cleveland, Cleveland resignation
2 Johnson, Tillman DavisTillman Davis Johnson UT 1858–1953 1915[3]–1949 1949–1953 Wilson, Wilson death
3 Ritter, Willis WilliamWillis William Ritter UT 1899–1978 1949[4]–1978 1954–1978 Truman, Truman death
4 Christensen, Albert ShermanAlbert Sherman Christensen UT 1905–1996 1954–1971 1971–1996 Eisenhower, Eisenhower death
5 Anderson, Aldon JuniorAldon Junior Anderson UT 1917–1996 1971–1984 1978–1984 1984–1996 Nixon, Nixon death
7 Winder, David KeithDavid Keith Winder UT 1932–2009 1979–1997 1993–1997 1997–2009 Carter, Carter death
8 Greene, Jr., John ThomasJohn Thomas Greene, Jr. UT 1929–2011 1985–1997 1997–2011 Reagan, Reagan death
14 Cassell, Paul G.Paul G. Cassell UT 1959–present 2002–2007 Bush, G.W.G.W. Bush resignation

Succession of seats[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Office of the United States Attorneys". Executive Office for United States Attorneys. United States Department of Justice. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Senate confirms new judge for Utah, Deseret News, 9/27/2008
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 7, 1916, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 18, 1916, and received commission on January 18, 1916.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1950, and received commission on July 7, 1950.

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