United States District Court for the District of Delaware

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District of Delaware
Third Circuit
DED.gif
Chief:Greg SleetJudges:4
Posts:4Vacancies:0
Active judges
AndrewsRobinsonStark
Senior Judges
Longobardi
Magistrate Judges
Chief Magistrate:Mary Thynge
BurkeFallon
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
1.1 Vacancy warning level
1.2 Jurisdiction
1.2.1 Cases heard
1.2.2 Case load
1.3 Clerk's office
1.4 History
1.4.1 Court history
1.4.2 Judicial posts
1.4.3 Notable decisions
1.4.4 Federal courthouse
1.5 Major news
1.6 See also
1.7 External links
1.8 References
2 Judges

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware is a Federal district court

The United States Attorney for the District of Delaware represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current district attorney is Charles M. Oberly, III .[1]

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals based in Downtown Philadelphia at the James Byrne Courthouse.

Vacancy warning level

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's vacancy warning level is currently set at green. The court currently has no current vacancies.

Jurisdiction

The Counties of Delaware (click for larger map)

The jurisdiction of the District of Delaware consists of all the counties in the state of Delaware. The court's headquarters are in Wilmington.

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals based in downtown Philadelphia at the James Byrne Courthouse.

Cases heard

The District of Delaware has original jurisdiction over cases filed within its jurisdiction. These cases can include civil and criminal matters that fall under federal law.

Case load

Federal Court Case Load Statistics*
YearStarting case load:Cases filed:Total cases:Cases terminated:Remaining cases:Median time(Criminal)**:Median time(Civil)**:3 Year Civil cases#:Vacant posts:## Trials/Post
2012 1864185337171521 21969.48.6229 (11.4%)1.122
2011 1660145631161245 18718.19227 (13.3%)1220
2010 1523130428271159 16688.99.8223 (14.9%)12.122
2009 1513127127841260 15249.18.3229 (17.2%)1229
2008 1544121927631236 15278.511.2175 (13.8%)1226
200715011084258598715988.512.5108 (8.2%)9.521
*All statistics are taken from the Official Federal Courts' Website and reflect the calendar year through September.    **Time in months from filing to completion.
#This statistic includes cases which have been appealed in higher courts.    ##This is the total number of months that any judicial posts had spent vacant that year.
DE Terminations Filed.jpg DE Median Times.jpg

Clerk's office

The District of Delaware has one official courthouse. The clerk of court is Peter T. Dalleo and he can be contacted at 302-573-6170.[2] Offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding observed holidays. Inclement weather cancellations will be announced on the main Clerk's Office number and on the following radio stations: [www.wdel.com WDEL 1150 AM], [www.wstw.com WSTW 93.7 FM], [www.wilm.com WILM 1450 AM], [www.eagle977.com WAFL 97.7 FM]. The clerks office is located at:

OFFICE OF THE CLERK

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
844 N KING ST UNIT 18

WILMINGTON DE 19801-3570[3]

History

Court history

See also: Historical Page for the US District Court for Delaware

The District of Delaware was established by Congress on September 24, 1789 with one post to cover the entire state. Over time 3 additional judicial posts were added to the court for a total of 4 current posts.[4]

Judicial posts

The following table highlights the development of judicial posts for the District of Delaware:

Year Statute Total Seats
September 24, 1789 1 Stat. 73 1
July 24, 1946 60 Stat. 654 2(1 temporary)
September 5, 1950 64 Stat. 578 2
February 10, 1954 68 Stat. 8 3
July 10, 1984 98 Stat. 333 4
[4]

Notable cases

For a searchable list of opinions, please see Opinions of the District of Delaware.



Federal courthouse

There is one federal courthouses that serves the District of Maryland.

Major news

For new stories and other related material see Maryland judicial news.

See also

External links

References

District of Delaware
Third Circuit
DED.gif
Chief:Greg SleetJudges:4
Posts:4Vacancies:0
Active judges
AndrewsRobinsonStark
Senior Judges
Longobardi
Magistrate Judges
Chief Magistrate:Mary Thynge
BurkeFallon
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
2 Judges
2.1 Active Judges
2.1.1 Article III judges
2.1.2 Pending appointments
2.1.3 Senior judges
2.2 Past judges
2.2.1 Former Chief judges
2.2.2 Former judges

According to the FJC, since the court was established, 23 Article III federal judges have served on it.

Active judges

Article III judges

JudgeBornHomeAppointed byActiveChiefPreceededBachelorsLaw
Chief Judge Greg Sleet1951New York, NYClinton 4/30/1998 - Present2007 - PresentJoseph LongobardiHampton U., B.A., 1973Rutgers U. Law, J.D., 1976
Judge Sue Robinson1952Mount Carmel, ILH.W. Bush 11/18/1991 - Present2000 - 2007Jane RothU. of Delaware, B.A., 1974U. of Pennsylvania Law, J.D., 1978
Judge Leonard Stark1969Detroit, MIObama 8/5/2010 - PresentKent JordanU. of Delaware, 1991Yale Law, 1996
Judge Richard G. Andrews1955Manchester, EnglandObama 11/3/2011 - PresentJoseph FarnanHaverford College, B.A., 1977U. of California Berkley Law, J.D., 1981


Pending appointments

There are no current pending appointments for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.


Senior judges

JudgeAppointed byActiveChiefSeniorBachelorsLaw
Senior Judge Joseph LongobardiReagan 5/03/1984 - 6/14/19971989 - 19966/15/2007 - PresentWashington College, B.A., 1952Temple U. Law, LL.B., 1957


Magistrate judges

JudgeActiveBachelorsLaw
Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge1992-2016Miami UniversityOhio Northern University
Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke8/4/2011-PresentGeorgetown UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Magistrate Judge Sherry R. Fallon4/25/2012 - PresentU. of Pennsylvania, 1983Delaware Law School of Widener University, J.D., 1986


Past judges

Former Chief judges

Former Chief JudgesTerm
Murray Schwartz1985 - 1989
Joseph Longobardi1989 - 1996
Caleb Wright1957 - 1973
Paul Leahy1948 - 1957
James Latchum1973 - 1983
Walter Stapleton1983 - 1985
Sue Robinson2000 - 2007
Joseph Farnan1996 - 2000

In order to qualify for the office of Chief Judge in one of the federal courts, 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 in the office of Chief Judge 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. Unlike the Chief Justice of the United States, a Chief Judge returns to active service after the expiration of his or her term and does not create a vacancy on the bench by the fact of his or her promotion.[1][2]



Former judges

Seat 1Seat 2Seat 3
JudgeTerm
Steel4/23/1958 - 12/30/1969
Leahy1/14/1942 - 10/7/1957
Nields7/3/1930 - 9/30/1941
Morris1/27/1919 - 6/30/1930
Bradford II5/11/1897 - 5/20/1918
Roth1985-1991
Stapleton1970 - 1985
Wales3/20/1884 - 2/8/1897
Bradford12/12/1871 - 1/16/1884
Hall12/9/1823 - 12/6/1871
Fisher4/23/1812 - 4/22/1823
Bedford9/26/1789 - 3/30/1812
Robinson11/18/1991 - Present
JudgeTerm
Longobardi5/03/1984 - 6/14/1997
Rodney7/31/1946 - 1/1/1957
Layton4/17/1957 - 4/26/1968
Latchum8/3/1968 - 12/23/1983
Sleet4/30/1998 - Present
JudgeTerm
Schwartz4/17/1974 - 7/23/1989
Wright7/27/1955 - 10/8/1973
McKelvie3/2/1992 - 6/28/2002
Jordan2002 - 2006
Stark8/5/2010 - Present
Seat 4
JudgeTerm
Andrews11/3/2011 - Present
Farnan7/16/1985 - 7/31/2010



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