U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (in case citations, S.D. Ind.) was created in 1928 by an act of Congress that split Indiana into two separate districts, northern and southern. The Southern District is divided into four divisions, Indianapolis, Terre Haute,  Evansville and New Albany. Appeals from the Southern District of Indiana are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The court has five judges, four full-time United States magistrate judges and two part-time magistrate judges.
The courtrooms are located in the
Birch Bayh Federal Building in Indianapolis.
History [ edit ]
United States District Court for the District of Indiana was established on March 3, 1817, by 3 Stat. 390.  The District was subdivided into  Northern and Southern Districts on April 21, 1928, by 45 Stat. 437. Of all district courts to be subdivided, Indiana existed for the longest time as a single court, 111 years. 
Divisions of the Southern District [ edit ]
Indianapolis: Bartholomew County, Boone County, Brown County, Clinton County, Decatur County, Delaware County, Fayette County, Fountain County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hendricks County, Henry County, Howard County, Johnson County, Madison County, Marion County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Randolph County, Rush County, Shelby County, Tipton County, Union County and Wayne County.
Terre Haute: Clay County, Greene County, Knox County, Owen County, Parke County, Putnam County, Sullivan County, Vermillion County and Vigo County.
Evansville: Daviess County, Dubois County, Gibson County, Martin County, Perry County, Pike County, Posey County, Spencer County, Vanderburgh County and Warrick County.
New Albany: Clark County, Crawford County, Dearborn County, Floyd County, Harrison County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jennings County, Lawrence County, Ohio County, Orange County, Ripley County, Scott County, Switzerland County and Washington County.
Current judges [ edit ]
Vacancies and pending nominations [ edit ]
Former judges [ edit ]
Senior status Appointed by
Baltzell, Robert C. Robert C. Baltzell
–1950  —
Coolidge, Coolidge death
Steckler, William Elwood William Elwood Steckler
Truman, Truman death
Holder, Cale James Cale James Holder
Eisenhower, Eisenhower death
Dillin, Samuel Hugh Samuel Hugh Dillin
Kennedy, Kennedy death
Noland, James Ellsworth James Ellsworth Noland
Johnson, L. L. Johnson death
Brooks, Gene Edward Gene Edward Brooks
Carter, Carter retirement
McKinney, Larry J. Larry J. McKinney
Reagan, Reagan death
Tinder, John Daniel John Daniel Tinder
Reagan, Reagan appointment to
Hamilton, David F. David F. Hamilton
Clinton, Clinton appointment to 7th Cir.
Succession of seats [ edit ]
Seat established on February 10, 1954 by 68 Stat. 8
Seat established on May 19, 1961 by 75 Stat. 80
Seat established on March 18, 1966 by 80 Stat. 75
Seat established on October 20, 1978 by 92 Stat. 1629
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