United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

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United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
(N.D.N.Y.)
Seal of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Appeals to Second Circuit
Established April 9, 1814
Judges assigned 5
Chief judge Gary L. Sharpe
Official site

The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (in case citations, N.D.N.Y.) serves one of the 94 judicial districts in the United States and one of four in the state of New York. The U.S. Attorney for the district is Richard S. Hartunian. Appeals from the Northern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which has jurisdiction over the four districts of New York, the District of Connecticut and the District of Vermont (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The Northern District is a successor to the original District of New York, which was split into Northern and Southern Districts on April 9, 1814. The United States District Court for the District of New York was the first District Court ever convened under the sovereignty of the United States, with Judge James Duane presiding on November 3, 1789. The Northern District was split again in 1900, giving rise to the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. The first judge in the Northern District of New York was Matthias Burnett Tallmadge. The district now covers thirty-two counties in upstate New York, with an extensive border with Canada to the north.

Its jurisdiction comprises the counties of Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, and Washington.

The court has offices in Albany, Binghamton, Plattsburgh, Syracuse, and Utica. The court also holds court at facilities in Watertown. The court accepts filings from members of the bar through an automated case management system CM/ECF over the Internet.

Current judges[edit]

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
24 Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe Albany 1947 2004–present 2011–present G.W. Bush
23 Judge David N. Hurd Utica 1937 1999–present Clinton
25 Judge Glenn T. Suddaby Syracuse 1956 2008–present G.W. Bush
26 Judge Mae A. D'Agostino Albany 1954 2011–present Obama
27 Judge vacant
15 Senior Judge Neal Peters McCurn Syracuse 1926 1979–1993 1988–1993 1993–present Carter
17 Senior Judge Thomas James McAvoy Binghamton 1938 1986–2003 1993–2000 2003–present Reagan
19 Senior Judge Frederick Scullin Syracuse 1939 1992–2006 2000–2006 2006–present G.H.W. Bush
21 Senior Judge Lawrence E. Kahn Albany 1937 1996–2007 2007–present Clinton
22 Senior Judge Norman A. Mordue Syracuse 1942 1998–2013 2006–2011 2013–present Clinton

Former judges[edit]

# Judge State Born/Died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
termination
1 Tallmadge, Matthias B.Matthias B. Tallmadge NY 1774–1819 1814–1819[1] Jefferson, Jefferson resignation
2 Skinner, RogerRoger Skinner NY 1773–1825 1819–1825[2] Monroe, Monroe death
3 Conkling, AlfredAlfred Conkling NY 1789–1874 1825–1852[3] Adams, J.Q.J.Q. Adams resignation
4 Hall, Nathan K.Nathan K. Hall NY 1810–1874 1852–1874 Fillmore, Fillmore death
5 Wallace, William JamesWilliam James Wallace NY 1837–1917 1874–1882 Grant, Grant reappointment
6 Coxe, Sr., Alfred ConklingAlfred Conkling Coxe, Sr. NY 1847–1923 1882–1902 Arthur, Arthur reappointment
7 Ray, George W.George W. Ray NY 1844–1925 1902–1925[4] Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt death
8 Cooper, FrankFrank Cooper NY 1869–1946 1920–1941 1941–1946 Wilson, Wilson death
9 Bryant, Frederick HowardFrederick Howard Bryant NY 1877–1945 1927–1945[5] Coolidge, Coolidge death
10 Brennan, Stephen W.Stephen W. Brennan NY 1893–1968 1942–1963 1948–1963 1963–1968 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt death
11 Kampf, Edward S.Edward S. Kampf NY 1900–1971 1946–1948 Truman, Truman resignation
12 Foley, James ThomasJames Thomas Foley NY 1910–1990 1949–1980 1963–1980 1980–1990 Truman, Truman death
13 Port, EdmundEdmund Port NY 1906–1986 1964–1976 1976–1986 Johnson, L.L. Johnson death
14 Munson, Howard G.Howard G. Munson NY 1924–2008 1976–1990 1980–1988 1990–2008 Ford, Ford death
16 Miner, RogerRoger Miner NY 1934–2012 1981–1985 Reagan, Reagan reappointment
18 Cholakis, Constantine GeorgeConstantine George Cholakis NY 1930–1996 1986–1996 1996–1996 Reagan, Reagan death
20 Pooler, Rosemary S.Rosemary S. Pooler NY 1938–present 1994–1998 Clinton, Clinton reappointment

Succession of seats[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 20, 1805, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 23, 1805, and received commission on January 17, 1806. Tallmadge was initially appointed to the United States District Court for the District of New York; on April 9, 1814, the state was subdivided, and Tallmadge was reassigned to the Northern District by operation of law.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 3, 1820, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 5, 1820, and received commission on January 5, 1820.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1825, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 1825, and received commission on December 14, 1825.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 2, 1902, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1902, and received commission on December 8, 1902.
  5. ^ 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.

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