|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
|Location||Theodore Roosevelt Courthouse|
|Appeals to||Second Circuit|
|Established||February 25, 1865|
|Chief Judge||Margo Kitsy Brodie|
|Officers of the court|
|U.S. Attorney||Breon Peace|
|U.S. Marshal||Vincent F. DeMarco|
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (in case citations, E.D.N.Y.) is the federal district court whose territorial jurisdiction spans five counties in New York State: the four Long Island counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Kings (Brooklyn), and Queens, as well as Richmond (Staten Island), the latter three being among New York City's five boroughs. The court also has concurrent jurisdiction with the Southern District of New York over the waters of New York (Manhattan) and Bronx Counties (including New York Harbor and the East River). Its courthouses are located in Brooklyn and Central Islip.
Appeals from the Eastern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second 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 Eastern District of New York represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York since October 2021 is Breon Peace. The U.S. Marshal for the court is Vincent F. DeMarco.
The main location is the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse at 225 Cadman Plaza East in the civic center of Brooklyn. The 15-story building was designed by Cesar Pelli. The courthouse was designed in 1995 but did not open until 2006 following redesign requirements in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 attacks. It replaced the six story Emanuel Celler Federal Building (built in 1962 and located next door and connected via glass atrium). In 2008 it was renamed for Theodore Roosevelt. The building was originally to be renamed in honor of former New York Governor Hugh Carey but politicians backed off because Carey was alive at the time. The associated prison is the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn.
The Divisional office is in the Alfonse M. D'Amato United States Courthouse in Central Islip, New York. The courthouse designed by Richard Meier opened in 2000 and is the largest building on Long Island. The 12-story building has 870,000 square feet (81,000 m2), 23 courtrooms and 24 judges' chambers. It is the third largest federal courthouse in the United States (after the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse and Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse).
As of August 11, 2023[update]:
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|58||Chief Judge||Margo Kitsy Brodie||Brooklyn||1966||2012–present||2021–present||—||Obama|
|55||District Judge||Roslynn R. Mauskopf||Brooklyn||1957||2007–present||2020–2021||—||G.W. Bush|
|59||District Judge||Pamela K. Chen||Brooklyn||1961||2013–present||—||—||Obama|
|60||District Judge||Joan Azrack||Central Islip
|61||District Judge||Ann Donnelly||Brooklyn||1959||2015–present||—||—||Obama|
|62||District Judge||LaShann DeArcy Hall||Brooklyn||1970||2015–present||—||—||Obama|
|63||District Judge||Rachel Kovner||Brooklyn||1979||2019–present||—||—||Trump|
|64||District Judge||Eric R. Komitee||Brooklyn||1970||2019–present||—||—||Trump|
|65||District Judge||Gary R. Brown||Central Islip||1963||2019–present||—||—||Trump|
|66||District Judge||Diane Gujarati||Brooklyn||1969||2020–present||—||—||Trump|
|67||District Judge||Hector Gonzalez||Brooklyn||1964||2022–present||—||—||Biden|
|68||District Judge||Nina Morrison||Brooklyn||1970||2022–present||—||—||Biden|
|69||District Judge||Orelia Merchant||Brooklyn||1971||2023–present||—||—||Biden|
|70||District Judge||Nusrat Jahan Choudhury||Central Islip||1976||2023–present||—||—||Biden|
|71||District Judge||Natasha C. Merle||Brooklyn||1983||2023–present||—||—||Biden|
|32||Senior Judge||I. Leo Glasser||Brooklyn||1924||1981–1993||—||1993–present||Reagan|
|35||Senior Judge||Edward R. Korman||Brooklyn||1942||1985–2007||2000–2007||2007–present||Reagan|
|36||Senior Judge||Raymond J. Dearie||Brooklyn||1944||1986–2011||2007–2011||2011–present||Reagan|
|39||Senior Judge||Carol Bagley Amon||Brooklyn||1946||1990–2016||2011–2016||2016–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|41||Senior Judge||Denis Reagan Hurley||Central Islip||1937||1991–2004||—||2004–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|42||Senior Judge||Joanna Seybert||Central Islip||1946||1993–2014||—||2014–present||Clinton|
|44||Senior Judge||Frederic Block||Brooklyn||1934||1994–2005||—||2005–present||Clinton|
|46||Senior Judge||Allyne R. Ross||Brooklyn||1946||1994–2011||—||2011–present||Clinton|
|47||Senior Judge||Nina Gershon||Brooklyn||1940||1996–2008||—||2008–present||Clinton|
|48||Senior Judge||Nicholas Garaufis||Brooklyn||1948||2000–2014||—||2014–present||Clinton|
|50||Senior Judge||Dora Irizarry||Brooklyn||1955||2004–2020||2016–2020||2020–present||G.W. Bush|
|53||Senior Judge||Eric N. Vitaliano||Brooklyn||1948||2006–2017||—||2017–present||G.W. Bush|
|54||Senior Judge||Brian Cogan||Brooklyn||1954||2006–2020||—||2020–present||G.W. Bush|
|56||Senior Judge||Kiyo A. Matsumoto||Brooklyn||1955||2008–2022||—||2022–present||G.W. Bush|
|57||Senior Judge||William F. Kuntz II||Brooklyn||1950||2011–2022||—||2022–present||Obama|
Vacancies and pending nominations
|Seat||Prior judge's duty station||Seat last held by||Vacancy reason||Date of vacancy||Nominee||Date of nomination|
|11||Brooklyn||Kiyo A. Matsumoto||Senior status||July 23, 2022||Ramon Reyes||September 6, 2022|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for|
|1||Charles L. Benedict||NY||1824–1901||1865–1897||—||—||Lincoln||retirement|
|2||Asa Wentworth Tenney||NY||1833–1897||1897||—||—||McKinley||death|
|3||Edward B. Thomas||NY||1848–1929||1898–1906||—||—||McKinley||resignation|
|4||Thomas Chatfield||NY||1871–1922||1907–1922||—||—||T. Roosevelt||death|
|5||Van Vechten Veeder||NY||1867–1942||1911–1917||—||—||Taft||resignation|
|6||Edwin Louis Garvin||NY||1877–1960||1918–1925||—||—||Wilson||resignation|
|7||Marcus Beach Campbell||NY||1866–1944||1923–1944||—||—||Harding||death|
|8||Robert Alexander Inch||NY||1873–1961||1923–1958[Note 1]||1948–1958||1958–1961||Harding[Note 2]||death|
|9||Grover M. Moscowitz||NY||1886–1947||1925–1947||—||—||Coolidge||death|
|10||Clarence G. Galston||NY||1876–1964||1929–1957||—||1957–1964||Hoover||death|
|11||Mortimer W. Byers||NY||1877–1962||1929–1960||1958–1959||1960–1962||Hoover||death|
|12||Matthew T. Abruzzo||NY||1889–1971||1936–1966||—||1966–1971||F. Roosevelt||death|
|13||Harold Maurice Kennedy||NY||1895–1971||1944–1952||—||—||F. Roosevelt||resignation|
|14||Leo F. Rayfiel||NY||1888–1978||1947–1966||—||1966–1978||Truman||death|
|16||Joseph Carmine Zavatt||NY||1900–1985||1957–1970||1962–1969||1970–1985||Eisenhower||death|
|17||John Ries Bartels||NY||1897–1997||1959–1973||—||1973–1997||Eisenhower||death|
|19||John Francis Dooling Jr.||NY||1908–1981||1961–1976||—||1976–1981||Kennedy||death|
|20||George Rosling||NY||1900–1973||1961–1973[Note 3]||—||—||Kennedy||death|
|21||Jack B. Weinstein||NY||1921–2021||1967–1993||1980–1988||1993–2021||L. Johnson||death|
|22||Orrin Grimmell Judd||NY||1906–1976||1968–1976||—||—||L. Johnson||death|
|23||Anthony J. Travia||NY||1911–1993||1968–1974||—||—||L. Johnson||resignation|
|24||Mark Americus Costantino||NY||1920–1990||1971–1987||—||1987–1990||Nixon||death|
|25||Edward Raymond Neaher||NY||1912–1994||1971–1982||—||1982–1994||Nixon||death|
|26||Thomas Collier Platt Jr.||NY||1925–2017||1974–2001||1988–1995||2001–2017||Nixon||death|
|28||George C. Pratt||NY||1928–present||1976–1982||—||—||Ford||elevation to 2d Cir.|
|29||Charles Proctor Sifton||NY||1935–2009||1977–2000||1995–2000||2000–2009||Carter||death|
|31||Joseph M. McLaughlin||NY||1933–2013||1981–1990||—||—||Reagan||elevation to 2d Cir.|
|33||Frank Altimari||NY||1928–1998||1982–1985||—||—||Reagan||elevation to 2d Cir.|
|34||Leonard D. Wexler||NY||1924–2018||1983–1994||—||1994–2018||Reagan||death|
|37||Reena Raggi||NY||1951–present||1987–2002||—||—||Reagan||elevation to 2d Cir.|
|38||Arthur Spatt||NY||1925–2020||1989–2004||—||2004–2020||G.H.W. Bush||death|
|40||Sterling Johnson Jr.||NY||1934–2022||1991–2003||—||2003–2022||G.H.W. Bush||death|
|43||David G. Trager||NY||1937–2011||1993–2006||—||2006–2011||Clinton||death|
|49||Sandra J. Feuerstein||NY||1946–2021||2003–2015||—||2015–2021||G.W. Bush||death|
|51||Sandra L. Townes||NY||1944–2018||2004–2015||—||2015–2018||G.W. Bush||death|
|52||Joseph F. Bianco||NY||1966–present||2006–2019||—||—||G.W. Bush||elevation to 2d Cir.|
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1923, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 8, 1924, and received commission the same day.
- Initially appointed via recess appointment by Harding; formally nominated by and received commission from Coolidge.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962.
Chief judges have administrative responsibilities with respect to their district court. Unlike the Supreme Court, where one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the district court judges. To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge.
A vacancy is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges. The chief judge serves for a term of seven years, or until age 70, whichever occurs first. The age restrictions are waived if no members of the court would otherwise be qualified for the position.
When the office was created in 1948, the chief judge was the longest-serving judge who had not elected to retire, on what has since 1958 been known as senior status, or declined to serve as chief judge. After August 6, 1959, judges could not become or remain chief after turning 70 years old. The current rules have been in operation since October 1, 1982.
Succession of seats
- Courts of New York
- List of current United States district judges
- List of United States federal courthouses in New York
- Trump–Ukraine scandal
- 28 U.S.C. § 112(c).
- Grant, Jason (December 30, 2008). "U.S. Courthouse Is Named for Theodore Roosevelt". The New York Times.
- "Eastern District of New York - United States District Court". www.nyed.uscourts.gov.
- GmbH, Emporis. "Long Island Federal Courthouse, Central Islip - 134995 - EMPORIS". www.emporis.com.[dead link]
- "NY Federal Judge Sandra Feuerstein Killed In Fla. Accident - Law360". www.law360.com. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
- "Trump declares himself the 'chief law-enforcement officer of the United States' and admits he makes Attorney General Barr's job harder". Business Insider.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Official Website
- United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Official Website