United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
|Appeals to||Sixth Circuit|
|Established||February 24, 1863|
|Chief judge||Gerald Ellis Rosen|
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (in case citations, E.D. Mich.) is the Federal district court with jurisdiction over of the eastern portion of the state of Michigan. The Court is based in Detroit, with courthouses also located in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Flint, and Port Huron. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has appellate jurisdiction over the court (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 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 On March 3, 1837, Congress passed an act that repealed the circuit court jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Michigan, assigned the District of Michigan to the Seventh Circuit, and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. Ross Wilkins, who had been the only district judge to serve the District of Michigan, was reassigned to the Eastern District. Finally, on 23 July 1866, by 14 Stat. 209, Congress assigned the two Districts in Michigan to the Sixth Circuit, where they remain.
 Current judges
Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan:
- As of June 10, 2012, a vacancy exists in the District due to the decision of Judge Marianne O. Battani to assume senior status. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.
- As of August 1, 2012, a second vacancy exists in the District due to the decision of Judge Nancy Garlock Edmunds to assume senior status. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.
- As of January 29, 2013, a third vacancy exists in the District due to the decision of Judge George Caram Steeh III to assume senior status. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.
- As of March 1, 2013, a fourth vacancy exists in the District due to the decision of Judge Robert H. Cleland to assume senior status. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|46||Chief Judge||Gerald Ellis Rosen||Detroit||1951||1990–present||2009–present||—||G.H.W. Bush|
|49||District Judge||Denise Page Hood||Detroit||1952||1994–present||—||—||Clinton|
|50||District Judge||Paul D. Borman||Detroit||1939||1994–present||—||—||Clinton|
|54||District Judge||Victoria A. Roberts||Detroit||1951||1998–present||—||—||Clinton|
|56||District Judge||David M. Lawson||Detroit||1951||2000–present||—||—||Clinton|
|57||District Judge||Sean Cox||Detroit||1957||2006–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|58||District Judge||Thomas Lamson Ludington||Bay City||1953||2006–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|59||District Judge||Stephen Murphy III||Detroit||1962||2008–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|60||District Judge||Mark A. Goldsmith||Flint||1952||2010–present||—||—||Obama|
|61||District Judge||Gershwin A. Drain||Detroit||1949||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|62||District Judge||Terrence G. Berg||Flint||1959||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|28||Senior District Judge||Charles Wycliffe Joiner||inactive||1916||1972–1984||(none)||1984–2000||Nixon|
|29||Senior District Judge||R. James Harvey||inactive||1922||1973–1984||(none)||1984–2002||Nixon|
|30||Senior District Judge||James Paul Churchill||inactive||1924||1974–1989||1989||1989–present||Ford|
|33||Senior District Judge||Julian Abele Cook Jr.||Detroit||1930||1978–1996||1989–1996||1996–present||Carter|
|34||Senior District Judge||Avern Cohn||Detroit||1924||1979–1999||(none)||1999–present||Carter|
|35||Senior District Judge||Stewart Albert Newblatt||inactive||1927||1979–1993||(none)||1993–present||Carter|
|36||Senior District Judge||Anna Diggs Taylor||Detroit||1932||1979–1998||1996–1998||1998–present||Carter|
|37||Senior District Judge||Horace Weldon Gilmore||inactive||1918||1980–1991||(none)||1991–2010||Carter|
|41||Senior District Judge||Lawrence Paul Zatkoff||Port Huron||1939||1986–2004||1999–2004||2004–present||Reagan|
|43||Senior District Judge||Patrick J. Duggan||Detroit||1933||1986–2000||(none)||2000–present||Reagan|
|44||Senior District Judge||Bernard A. Friedman||Detroit||1943||1988–2009||2004–2009||2009–present||Reagan|
|47||Senior District Judge||Robert Hardy Cleland||Detroit||1947||1990–2013||(none)||2013-present||G.H.W. Bush|
|48||Senior District Judge||Nancy Garlock Edmunds||Detroit||1947||1992–2012||(none)||2012–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|51||Senior District Judge||John Corbett O'Meara||Ann Arbor||1933||1994–2007||(none)||2007–present||Clinton|
|52||Senior District Judge||George Caram Steeh III||Detroit||1947||1998–2013||(none)||2013–present||Clinton|
|53||Senior District Judge||Arthur Tarnow||Detroit||1942||1998–2010||(none)||2010–present||Clinton|
|55||Senior District Judge||Marianne O. Battani||Detroit||1944||2000–2012||(none)||2012–present||Clinton|
 Former judges
|Judge||Appointed by||Began active
|Alexis Caswell Angell||William Howard Taft||March 2, 1911||June 1, 1912||–||resignation|
|Patricia Jean Ehrhardt Pernick Boyle||Jimmy Carter||September 23, 1978||April 20, 1983||–||resignation|
|Henry Billings Brown||Ulysses Grant||March 19, 1875||December 30, 1890||–||elevation|
|Robert Edward DeMascio||Richard Nixon||July 22, 1971||January 16, 1988||March 23, 1999||death|
|John Feikens||Dwight D. Eisenhower||October 13, 1960||September 27, 1961||May 15, 2011||death|
|Ralph M. Freeman||Dwight D. Eisenhower||June 10, 1954||July 1, 1973||March 29, 1990||death|
|Lawrence Gubow||Lyndon B. Johnson||September 14, 1968||March 26, 1978||–||death|
|Ralph B. Guy, Jr.||Gerald Ford||May 12, 1976||October 17, 1985||–||elevation|
|Barbara Kloka Hackett||Ronald Reagan||April 7, 1986||April 8, 1997||March 1, 2000||retirement|
|Frederick William Kaess||Dwight D. Eisenhower||July 6, 1960||December 13, 1975||March 30, 1979||death|
|Damon Keith||Lyndon B. Johnson||October 12, 1967||November 22, 1977||–||elevation|
|Paul V. Gadola||Ronald Reagan||October 17, 1988||January 31, 2001||September 30, 2008||retirement|
|Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy||Richard Nixon||October 7, 1970||October 3, 1979||–||elevation|
|Arthur A. Koscinski||Harry S. Truman||July 18, 1945||April 30, 1957||November 21, 1957||death|
|George La Plata||Ronald Reagan||April 4, 1985||August 3, 1996||–||retirement|
|Arthur F. Lederle||Franklin D. Roosevelt||March 6, 1936||July 1, 1960||April 29, 1972||death|
|Theodore Levin||Harry S. Truman||July 27, 1946||December 31, 1970||–||death|
|John W. Longyear||Ulysses Grant||February 18, 1870||March 10, 1875||–||death|
|Thaddeus M. Machrowicz||John F. Kennedy||September 7, 1961||February 17, 1970||–||death|
|Wade Hampton McCree, Jr.||John F. Kennedy||September 29, 1961||September 13, 1966||–||elevation|
|Edward Julien Moinet||Calvin Coolidge||June 13, 1927||February 28, 1946||December 23, 1952||death|
|Ernest Aloysius O'Brien||Herbert Hoover||March 4, 1931||October 9, 1948||–||death|
|Clifford Patrick O'Sullivan||Dwight D. Eisenhower||August 7, 1957||April 4, 1960||–||elevation|
|Frank Albert Picard||Franklin D. Roosevelt||February 23, 1939||March 31, 1959||February 28, 1963||death|
|Philip Pratt||Richard Nixon||December 1, 1970||February 7, 1989||–||death|
|Stephen John Roth||John F. Kennedy||May 7, 1962||July 11, 1974||–||death|
|Charles Casper Simons||Warren G. Harding||February 6, 1923||February 2, 1932||–||elevation|
|Talbot Smith||John F. Kennedy||October 5, 1961||October 31, 1971||December 21, 1978||death|
|Richard Fred Suhrheinrich||Ronald Reagan||October 4, 1984||July 13, 1990||–||elevation|
|Henry Harrison Swan||Benjamin Harrison||January 19, 1891||July 1, 1911||–||retirement|
|Thomas Patrick Thornton||Harry S. Truman||February 2, 1949||February 15, 1966||July 1, 1985||death|
|Arthur J. Tuttle||William Howard Taft||August 6, 1912||December 2, 1944||–||death|
|Ross Wilkins||Andrew Jackson||January 26, 1837||February 18, 1870||–||retirement|
|George E. Woods||Ronald Reagan||November 16, 1983||November 16, 1993||August 13, 2004||retirement|
 See also
- Courts of Michigan
- List of United States federal courthouses in Michigan
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- Category:Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Courts of Michigan, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
- Judges of the District of Michigan, Federal Judicial Center.
- Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1927, and received commission on December 19, 1927.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 5, 1962, and received commission on February 9, 1962.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Official Website
- United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Official Website