United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- 1 Vacancy warning level
- 2 Active judges
- 3 Jurisdiction
- 4 Caseloads
- 5 Notable cases
- 6 History
- 7 Federal courthouse
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is one of ninety-four United States district courts. When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals based in downtown St. Louis at the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse and Building.
Vacancy warning level
|Ronnie L. White||St. Louis University, B.A., 1979||U. of Missouri-Kansas City Law, J.B., 1983|
Article III judges
|Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.||1952 in||Cape Girardeau, MO||W. Bush||8/1/2008 - Present||Donald Stohr||Southern Methodist U., B.A., 1973||Southern Methodist U. School of Law, J.D., 1976|
|Judge Carol Jackson||1952||St. Louis, MO||H.W. Bush||8/17/1992 - Present||2002 - 2009||William Hungate||Wellesley College, B.A., 1973||U. of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1976|
|Chief Judge Catherine Perry||1952||Hobart, OK||Clinton||10/7/1994 - Present||2009 - Present||Clyde Cahill||U. of Oklahoma, B.A., 1977||Washington U. School of Law, J.D., 1980|
|Judge Rodney Sippel||1956||Jefferson City, MO||Clinton||11/12/1997 - Present||Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.||University of Tulsa, B.S., 1978||Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1981|
|Judge Henry Autrey||1952||Mobile, AL||W. Bush||8/2/2002 - Present||George Gunn||St. Louis U., B.S., 1974||St. Louis U. School of Law, J.D., 1977|
|Judge Audrey Fleissig||1955||St. Louis, MO||Obama||6/9/2010 - Present||E. Richard Webber||Carleton College, B.A., 1976||Washington U. School of Law, J.D., 1980|
|Judge Brian C. Wimes||1966||Kansas City, MO||Obama||4/23/2012 - Present||Nanette Laughrey||U. of Kansas, B.G.S., 1990||Texas Southern U., J.D., 1994|
|Judge John A. Ross||1954||St. Louis, MO||Obama||10/11/2011 - Present||Charles Shaw||Emory U., B.A., 1976||Emory U. School of Law, J.D., 1979|
|Judge Jean Hamilton||H.W. Bush||10/1/1990 - 7/1/2013||1995 - 2002||7/1/2013 - Present||Wellesley College, B.A., 1968||Washington U. School of Law, J.D., 1971|
|Senior Judge Charles Shaw||Clinton||11/22/1993 - 12/31/2009||12/31/2009 - Present||Harris Stowe State College, B.A., 1966||U. of Missouri-Columbia, M.B.A., 1971|
|Senior Judge E. Richard Webber||Clinton||12/26/1995 - 6/30/2009||6/30/2009 - Present||U. of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., 1964||U. of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1967|
|Senior Judge Edward Filippine||Carter||7/22/1977 - 6/11/1995||1990 - 1995||6/11/1995 - Present||Saint Louis U., A.B., 1951||Saint Louis U. School of Law, J.D., 1957|
|Senior Judge Donald Stohr||H.W. Bush||4/13/1992 - 12/31/2006||12/31/2006 - Present||Saint Louis U. School, B.S., 1956||Saint Louis U. School of Law, J.D., 1958|
|Senior Judge Nanette Laughrey||Clinton||8/1/1996 - 8/27/2011||8/27/2011 - Present||University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1967||University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1975|
|Magistrate Judge Nannette Baker||11/2020 - Present||U. of Tennessee, B.S.||St. Louis U., J.D.|
|Magistrate Judge Thomas Mummert III||2/1/1995-Present||U. of Dayton||St. Mary's U.|
|Magistrate Judge David D. Noce||1976 - Present||St. Louis U., A.B.||U. of Missouri Law, J.D., 1969|
|Magistrate Judge Terry I. Adelman||Current||St. Louis U., J.D., 1970|
|Magistrate Judge Shirley Mensah||09/10/2012 - Present|
|Magistrate Judge Abbie S. Crites-Leoni||3/1/2014 - Present||Southeast Missouri State University, B.A.||Southern Illinois U., J.D.|
|Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins||12/1/2013 - Present||Northwestern U., B.S., 1993||U. of Illinois Law, J.D., 2001|
The Eastern District of Missouri has original jurisdiction over cases filed within its jurisdiction. These cases can include civil and criminal matters that fall under federal law.
There are three court divisions, each covering the following counties:
The Eastern Division, covering Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maries, Phelps, Saint Charles, Saint Francois, Sainte Genevieve, Saint Louis, Warren, Washington and the city of Saint Louis counties.
The Southeastern Division, covering Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne counties.
|Federal Court Case Load 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 Eastern District of Missouri-Justia.com-Dockets and Filings.
| • Bogus jailhouse lawyer (2010) Judge(s):Catherine Perry|
*USA v. Tedrick 4:09-cr-00476-CDP
|Judge Perry was the presiding judge in the trial of Jeffrey Tedrick. Tedick was sentenced by Judge Perry to four years in prison on February 16, 2010 for his role in defrauding people by acting as a jailhouse lawyer. The judge's sentence was double over federal sentencing guidelines which called for a 21 to 27 month sentence.|
Congress established the State of Missouri as one judicial district on March 16, 1822 with one post to cover the entire state. The district court in Missouri was not yet assigned to a judicial circuit, and therefore was granted the same jurisdiction as the United States circuit courts, excluding appeals or writs of error, which are the jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court.
On March 3, 1837, following Statute 5 Stat. 176, Congress repealed the circuit court jurisdiction of the district court of Missouri. Missouri was assigned to the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Missouri was created. Statute 11 Stat. 197 on March 3, 1857 divided the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Missouri into two judicial districts, known as the Eastern and the Western. One judgeship was authorized to each district, and the district judge who served the District of Missouri was assigned over to serve the Western District of Missouri.
Over time seven additional judicial posts were added for a total of nine current posts.
The following table highlights the development of judicial posts for the Eastern District of Missouri:
|March 16, 1822||3 Stat. 653||1|
|March 3, 1857||11 Stat. 197||2|
|September 14, 1922||42 Stat. 838||3 (1 temporary)|
|August 19, 1935||49 Stat. 659||3|
|June 22, 1936||49 Stat. 1804||4|
|December 24, 1942||56 Stat. 1083||5(1 temporary)|
|February 10, 1954||68 Stat. 8||5|
|June 2, 1970||84 Stat. 294||6|
|October 20, 1978||92 Stat. 1629||7|
|July 10, 1984||98 Stat. 333||8|
|December 1, 1990||104 Stat. 5089||9|
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 information on judges of the Eastern District of Missouri, see [[category:Former federal judge, Eastern District of Missouri|former federal judges of the Eastern District of Missouri.
Three separate courthouses serve the Eastern District of Missouri.
- Eastern District website
- Opinons of the Eastern District of Missouri
- Official Website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri
- Offices of the United States Attorneys, Official list
- Courthouse News Service "Bogus Jailhouse Lawyer Sent to Prison," February 16, 2010
- History of the Eastern District of Missouri from the Federal Judicial Center
- United States Courts, Frequently Asked Questions
- United States Courts, "On Being Chief Judge," February 2009
|Magistrate judges||Nannette Baker • Thomas Mummert III • David D. Noce • Terry I. Adelman • Shirley Mensah • Abbie S. Crites-Leoni • Noelle C. Collins •|
|Former Article III judges||
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. • John Nangle • Samuel Treat • Elmer Bragg Adams • Henry Samuel Priest • Amos Madden Thayer • David Patterson Dyer • Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg • Charles Breckenridge Faris • Roy Winfield Harper • Charles B. Davis • George Moore • John Collet • William Webster • Clyde Cahill • William Collinson • Richard Duncan • Joseph Stevens • Harris Wangelin • George Gunn • Rubey Hulen • William Hungate • James Meredith • John Regan • Randolph Weber •
|Former Chief judges|