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The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (in
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s, 7th Cir.) is the U.S. federal court with
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over the courts in the following
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: * Central District of Illinois * Northern District of Illinois * Southern District of Illinois * Northern District of Indiana * United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana * United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Eastern District of Wisconsin * United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin The court is based at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago and is composed of eleven appellate judges. It is one of thirteen United States court of appeals, United States courts of appeals. The court offers a relatively unique internet presence that includes wiki and RSS feeds of opinions and oral arguments. It is also notable for having one of the most prominent law and economics scholars, Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, on its court. Richard Posner, another prominent law and economics scholar, also served on this court until his retirement in 2017. Three judges from the Seventh Circuit, Sherman Minton, John Paul Stevens, and Amy Coney Barrett, have been appointed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court.


Current composition of the court

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Vacancies and pending nominations


List of former judges


Chief judges


Succession of seats


See also

* Courts of Illinois * Judicial appointment history for United States federal courts#Seventh Circuit * List of current United States Circuit Judges * Same-sex marriage in the Seventh Circuit


References

* ** primary but incomplete source for the duty stations * ** secondary source for the duty stations ** data is current to 2002 * ** source for the state, lifetime, term of active judgeship, term of chief judgeship, term of senior judgeship, appointer, termination reason, and seat information


External links


United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Recent opinions from FindLaw

Official wiki of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
— Launched April 18, 2007
The Seventh Circuit Review
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