United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
(E.D. Wis.)
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Location Federal Building
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Appeals to Seventh Circuit
EstablishedJune 30, 1870
Judges5
Chief Judge Pamela Pepper
Officers of the court
U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger
www.wied.uscourts.gov

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (in case citations, E.D. Wis.) is a federal trial court of limited jurisdiction. The court is under the auspices of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, although patent claims and claims against the federal government under the Tucker Act are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Eastern District was established on June 30, 1870. [1]

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The district's headquarters, central courthouse, and the majority of its offices are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the northern counties of the district are serviced by a courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Currently, Judge Pamela Pepper is the district's chief judge; the United States Attorney for the District is Matthew Krueger.

Organization of the court

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is one of two federal judicial districts in Wisconsin. [2] Court for the Eastern District is held at Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Green Bay Division comprises the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.

Milwaukee Division comprises the following counties: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kenosha, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha.

Current judges

As of December 31,2019:

#TitleJudgeDuty stationBornTerm of serviceAppointed by
Active Chief Senior
21Chief Judge Pamela Pepper Milwaukee 19642014–present2019–present Obama
16District Judge Joseph Peter Stadtmueller Milwaukee 19421987–present1995–2002 Reagan
19District Judge Lynn S. Adelman Milwaukee 19391997–present Clinton
22District Judgevacant
23District Judgevacant
20Senior Judge William C. Griesbach Green Bay 19542002–20192012–20192019–present G.W. Bush

Vacancies and pending nominations

SeatPrior Judge's Duty StationSeat last held byVacancy reasonDate of vacancyNomineeDate of nomination
1 Milwaukee Rudolph T. Randa Senior status February 5, 2016 Brett H. Ludwig March 3, 2020
5 Green Bay William C. Griesbach December 31, 2019

Former judges

#JudgeStateBorn–diedActive service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed byReason for
termination
1 Andrew G. Miller WI 1801–18741870–1873 [Note 1] Operation of law retirement
2 James Henry Howe WI 1827–18931873–1875 Grant resignation
3 Charles E. Dyer WI 1834–19051875–1888 Grant resignation
4 James Graham Jenkins WI 1834–19211888–1893 Cleveland elevation to 7th Cir.
5 William Henry Seaman WI 1842–19151893–1905 Cleveland elevation to 7th Cir.
6 Joseph V. Quarles WI 1843–19111905–1911 T. Roosevelt death
7 Ferdinand August Geiger WI 1867–19391912–1939 Taft retirement
8 F. Ryan Duffy WI 1888–19791939–1949 F. Roosevelt elevation to 7th Cir.
9 Robert Emmet Tehan WI 1905–19751949–19711954–19711971–1975 Truman death
10 Kenneth Philip Grubb WI 1895–19761955–1965 Eisenhower retirement
11 John W. Reynolds Jr. WI 1921–20021965–19861971–19861986–2002 L. Johnson death
12 Myron L. Gordon WI 1918–20091967–19831983–2009 L. Johnson death
13 Robert W. Warren WI 1925–19981974–19911986–19911991–1998 Ford [Note 2] death
14 Terence T. Evans WI 1940–20111979–19951991–1995 Carter elevation to 7th Cir.
15 Thomas John Curran WI 1924–20121983–19971997–2012 Reagan death
17 Rudolph T. Randa WI 1940–20161992–20162002–20092016 G.H.W. Bush death
18 Charles N. Clevert Jr. WI 1947–present1996–20122009–20122012–2017 Clinton retirement
  1. Reassigned from the District of Wisconsin.
  2. Warren was nominated by President Nixon but was appointed to the Court by (i.e., received his commission from) President Ford.

Chief judges

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

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