United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa|
|Appeals to||Eighth Circuit|
|Established||July 20, 1882|
|Chief Judge||Leonard T. Strand|
|Official court website|
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (in case citations, N.D. Iowa) has jurisdiction over fifty-two of Iowa's ninety-nine counties. It is subject to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (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 Iowa, established on March 3, 1845, by 5 Stat. 789, was subdivided into the current Northern and Southern Districts on July 20, 1882, by 22 Stat. 172.
It is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, with a satellite courthouse in Sioux City. Stephanie M. Rose served as the United States Attorney from 2009 to 2012, she was later commissioned to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa on September 17, 2012.
The current acting United States Attorney is Sean Berry.
The Northern District of Iowa has four court divisions, each covering the following counties:
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|12||Chief Judge||Leonard Terry Strand||Sioux City||1965||2016–present||2017–present||—||Obama|
|11||District Judge||Linda R. Reade||Cedar Rapids||1948||2002–present||2007–2017||—||G.W. Bush|
|10||Senior Judge||Mark W. Bennett||Sioux City||1950||1994–2015||1999–2006||2015–present||Clinton|
Vacancies and pending nominations
|Seat||Seat last held by||Vacancy reason||Date of vacancy||Nominee||Date of nomination|
|1||Linda R. Reade||Senior Status||October 1, 2017||–||–|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Shiras, Oliver PerryOliver Perry Shiras||IA||1833–1916||1882–1903||—||—||Arthur, Arthur||retirement|
|2||Reed, Henry ThomasHenry Thomas Reed||IA||1846–1924||1904–1921||—||1921–1924||Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt||death|
|3||Scott, George CromwellGeorge Cromwell Scott||IA||1864–1948||1922–1943||—||1943–1948||Harding, Harding||death|
|4||Graven, Henry NormanHenry Norman Graven||IA||1893–1970||1944–1961||1961||1961–1970||Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt||death|
|5||McManus, Edward JosephEdward Joseph McManus||IA||1920–2017||1962–1985||1962–1985||1985–2017||Kennedy, Kennedy||death|
|6||Hanson, William CookWilliam Cook Hanson||IA||1909–1995||1962–1977||—||1977–1995||Kennedy, Kennedy||death|
|7||O'Brien, Donald EugeneDonald Eugene O'Brien||IA||1923–2015||1978–1992||1985–1992||1992–2015||Carter, Carter||death|
|8||Hansen, David RasmussenDavid Rasmussen Hansen||IA||1938–present||1986–1991||—||—||Reagan, Reagan||appointment to 8th Cir.|
|9||Melloy, Michael JosephMichael Joseph Melloy||IA||1948–present||1992–2002||1992–1999||—||Bush, G.H.W.G.H.W. Bush||appointment to 8th Cir.|
Succession of seats