United States District Court for the District of Oregon

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District of Oregon
Ninth Circuit
OR-D.gif
Chief:Ann AikenJudges:6
Posts:6Vacancies:0
Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.jpg
Active judges
BrownMcShaneMosmanHernandezSimon
Senior Judges
HaggertyHoganJonesKingMarshPannerRedden
Magistrate Judges
Acosta • Vacant • ClarkeCoffinHubelJelderksPapakStewartSullivan
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 Oregon is the United States district court whose jurisdiction comprises the state of Oregon. It was created in 1859 when the state was admitted to the Union. Appellate jurisdiction belongs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Matthew Paul Deady served as its first judge.

The United States Attorney for the District of Oregon represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current district attorney is S. Amanda Marshall .[1]

Appeals are submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Downtown San Francisco at the James R. Browning Federal Courthouse. Initial appeals are heard by the Ninth Circuit at the Pioneer Federal Courthouse in Portland, OR.

Vacancy warning level

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

Jurisdiction

The Counties of Oregon (click for larger map)

The jurisdiction of the District of Oregon consists of all the counties in the state of Oregon. These counties are split into subdivisions, consisting of the following counties:

The Eugene Division holds court in the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse, covering the counties of Benton, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion.

The Medford Division holds court in the James A. Redden United States Courthouse, covering the counties of Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake.

The Pendleton Division holds court in the John F. Kilkenny United States Post Office and Courthouse, covering the counties of Baker, Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wheeler.

The Portland Division holds court in the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, covering the counties of Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Hood River, Jefferson, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington and Yamhill.

Appeals are submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals based in downtown San Francisco at the James R. Browning Federal Courthouse.

Cases heard

The District of Oregon 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 3092346165533468 30859.910.8110 (4.9%)1219
2011 3207342466313486 31459.910.9106 (4.6%)1315
2010 3107343265393206 33331010.9111 (4.6%)2417
2009 3341316465053229 327611.411.1103 (4.5%)9.111
2008 3385348168663498 336811.810.4119 (5%)016
20073032358366153377323811.410.191 (3.6%)022
*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.
OR Terminations Filed.jpg OR Median Times.jpg

Clerk's office

The District of Oregon has six separate courthouses. Please consult the chart below for more information:

Branch Address
Gus J. Solomon Courthouse 620 SW Main Street

Portland, OR 97205-3037

James A. Redden Federal Courthouse 310 West Sixth Street, Suite 302

Medford, Oregon 97501-2710

John F. Kilkenny U.S. Courthouse & Post Office 104 Southwest Dorion

Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2124

Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse 1000 Southwest Third Avenue, Suite 740

Portland, Oregon 97204-2930

Pioneer U.S. Courthouse 700 SW 6th Avenue

Portland, OR 97204-1336

Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse 405 East Eighth Avenue, Suite 2100

Eugene, Oregon 97401-2712

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History

Court history

The state of Oregon was organized as one judicial district by Congress with one judicial post on March 3, 1859. Since the district court of Oregon was not assigned to a judicial circuit, it was given the same jurisdiction as the U.S. circuit courts, except in appeals and writs of error, which are the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

On March 3, 1863, the circuit court jurisdiction of the Oregon district court was repealed. The United States District Court for the District of Oregon was established and assigned to the Tenth Circuit. On July 23, 1866, the District of Oregon was assigned over to the Ninth Circuit.

Over time 5 additional judicial posts were added for a total of 6 current posts.[4]

Judicial posts

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

Year Statute Total Seats
March 3, 1859 11 Stat. 437 1
March 2, 1909 35 Stat. 686 2
August 3, 1949 63 Stat. 493 3
October 20, 1978 92 Stat. 1629 5
December 1, 1990 104 Stat. 5089 6
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Notable cases

For a searchable list of opinions, please see Rulings for the District of Oregon or Justia.com Dockets and Filings.



Federal courthouse

Six separate courthouses serve the District of Oregon.

Major news

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

See also

External links

References

District of Oregon
Ninth Circuit
OR-D.gif
Chief:Ann AikenJudges:6
Posts:6Vacancies:0
Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.jpg
Active judges
BrownMcShaneMosmanHernandezSimon
Senior Judges
HaggertyHoganJonesKingMarshPannerRedden
Magistrate Judges
Acosta • Vacant • ClarkeCoffinHubelJelderksPapakStewartSullivan
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

Active judges

Article III judges

JudgeBornHomeAppointed byActiveChiefPreceededBachelorsLaw
Chief Judge Ann Aiken1951Salem, ORClinton 2/4/1998 - Present2009 - PresentJames ReddenU. of Oregon, B.S., 1974U. of Oregon Law School, J.D., 1979
Judge Anna Brown1952Portland, ORClinton 10/26/1999 - PresentMalcolm MarshPortland State U., B.S., 1975Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, J.D., 1980
Judge Michael Mosman1956Eugene, ORW. Bush 9/26/2003 - PresentRobert E. JonesUtah State U., B.S., 1981Brigham Young U., J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1984
Judge Michael McShane1961Pittsburgh, PAObama 5/20/2013 - PresentMichael HoganGonzaga U., B.A., 1983Lewis and Clark College Law, J.D., 1988
Judge Marco A. Hernandez1957Obama 2/9/2011 - PresentGarr KingWestern Oregon State College, B.A., 1983U. of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1986
Judge Michael H. Simon1956New York, NYObama 6/22/2011 - PresentAncer HaggertyU. of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1978Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981
See: Article III federal judge

Pending appointments

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


Senior judges

JudgeAppointed byActiveChiefSeniorBachelorsLaw
Senior Judge Ancer HaggertyClinton 3/28/1994 - 8/26/20092002 - 20098/26/2009 - PresentU. of Oregon, B.S., 1967U. of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1973
Senior Judge Garr KingClinton 4/30/1998 - 1/30/20091/30/2009 - PresentU. of UtahNorthwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, LL.B., 1963
Senior Judge Michael HoganH.W. Bush 9/16/1991 - 9/24/20111995 - 20029/24/2011 - PresentU. of Oregon, B.A., 1968Georgetown U. Law Center, J.D., 1971
Senior Judge Robert E. JonesH.W. Bush 4/30/1990 - 5/1/20005/1/2000 - PresentU. of Hawaii, B.A., 1949Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, LL.B., 1953
Senior Judge Owen PannerCarter 2/20/1980 - 7/28/19921984 - 19907/28/1992 - PresentU. of Oklahoma, LL.B., 1949
Senior Judge James ReddenCarter 2/20/1980 - 3/13/19951990 - 19953/13/1995 - PresentBoston College Law School, LL.B., 1954
Senior Judge Malcolm MarshReagan 3/24/1987 - 4/16/19984/16/1998 - PresentU. of Oregon, B.S., 1951U. of Oregon Law School, LL.B., 1954


Magistrate judges

JudgeActiveBachelorsLaw
Magistrate Judge John Acosta3/5/2008 - PresentSan Diego State University B.A., 1979U. of Oregon J.D., 1982
Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke2/28/2007-PresentSouthern Oregon University, B.S., 1980University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1983
Magistrate Judge Dennis Hubel1/1/1998-PresentCornell University, B.S., 1969Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 1976
Magistrate Judge John Jelderks7/12/1991-PresentWillamette University, B.AWillamette University College of Law, J.D.
Magistrate Judge Paul Papak9/19/2005-PresentPrinceton University, B.A., 1971U. of Wisconsin, J.D., 1975
Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart10/13/1993-PresentStanford University A.B., 1972U. of Chicago J.D., 1975
Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan10/01/12-presentLoyola University-Chicago, B.A. degree in History, 1973U. of Georgia School of Law, J.D. 1978
Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin1992-PresentHarvard Law School, J.D., 1970


Past judges

Former Chief judges

Former Chief JudgesTerm
Gus Solomon1958 - 1971
James Burns1979 - 1984
Robert Belloni1971 - 1976
Claude McColloch1954 - 1958
Otto Skopil1976 - 1979
James Redden1990 - 1995
Owen Panner1984 - 1990
Michael Hogan1995 - 2002
Ancer Haggerty2002 - 2009
James Alger Fee 1948 - 1954

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


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