United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
- 1 Vacancy warning level
- 2 Active judges
- 3 Jurisdiction
- 4 Caseloads
- 5 History
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Vacancy warning level
There are no pending nominations for the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.
Article III judges
|Judge Alan Johnson||1939||Cheyenne, WY||Reagan||12/17/1985 - Present||1992 - 1999||New Seat|98 Stat. 333||Vanderbilt U., B.A., 1961||University of Wyoming Law, J.D., 1964|
|Judge Scott W. Skavdahl||1966||Lincoln, NE||Obama||11/3/2011 - Present||William F. Downes||University of Wyoming, B.S., 1989||University of Wyoming School of Law, J.D., 1992|
|Chief Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal||1954||Cody, WY||Obama||5/6/2010 - Present||2011 - Present||Clarence Brimmer||University of Wyoming, B.A., 1976||University of Wyoming Law, J.D., 1980|
No senior judges.
|Magistrate judge Kelly H. Rankin||6/7/2012-Present|
|Magistrate judge Mark L. Carman|
The jurisdiction of the District of Wyoming consists of all the counties in the state of Wyoming, including those portions of Yellowstone National Park situated in Montana and Idaho. The court has locations in Cheyenne and Casper.
The District of Wyoming has original jurisdiction over cases filed within its jurisdiction. These cases can include civil and criminal matters that fall under federal law.
|Federal Court Caseload Statistics*|
|Year||Starting case load:||Cases filed:||Total cases:||Cases terminated:||Remaining cases:||Median time(Criminal)**:||Median time(Civil)**:||3 Year Civil cases#:||Vacant posts:##||Trials/Post|
|*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.
For a searchable list of opinions, please see Opinions of the District of Wyoming.
The District of Wyoming was established by Congress on July 10, 1890, with one post to cover the entire state. Over time, two additional judicial posts were added for a total of three current posts.
The following table highlights the development of judicial posts for the District of Wyoming:
|July 10, 1890||26 Stat. 222||1|
|July 10, 1984||98 Stat. 333||2|
|December 1, 1990||104 Stat. 5089||3|
Former chief judges
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.
For more information on the judges of the District of Wyoming, see former federal judges of the District of Wyoming.
- United States District Court for the District of Wyoming Official Website
- Opinions of the District of Wyoming
- Judges of the District of Wyoming
|Magistrate judges||Kelly H. Rankin • Mark L. Carman •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|