United States District Court for the District of Alaska
The United States District Court for the District of Alaska (in case citations, D. Alaska) is a federal court in the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
|United States District Court for the District of Alaska|
|Appeals to||Ninth Circuit|
|Established||July 7, 1958|
|Chief Judge||Timothy Mark Burgess|
|U.S. Attorney||Bryan Schroder|
The District was established on July 7, 1958, pending Alaska statehood on January 3, 1959.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Bryan Schroder since March 11, 2017.
Organization of the courtEdit
Anchorage Division comprises the following borough/census areas: Aleutians East, Aleutians West, Anchorage, Bethel, Bristol Bay, Dillingham, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Lake and Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, and Valdez-Cordova.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|10||Chief Judge||Timothy Mark Burgess||Anchorage||1956||2006–present||2015–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|11||District Judge||Sharon L. Gleason||Anchorage||1957||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|5||Senior Judge||Hezekiah Russel Holland||Anchorage||1936||1984–2001||1989–1995||2001–present||Reagan|
|7||Senior Judge||James Keith Singleton, Jr.||Anchorage||1939||1990–2005||1995–2002||2005–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|8||Senior Judge||John W. Sedwick||Anchorage||1946||1992–2011||2002–2009||2011–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|9||Senior Judge||Ralph R. Beistline||Anchorage||1948||2002–2015||2009–2015||2015–present||G.W. Bush|
Vacancies and pending nominationsEdit
|Seat||Seat last held by||Vacancy reason||Date of vacancy||Nominee||Date of nomination|
|1||Ralph R. Beistline||Senior Status||December 31, 2015||–||–|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Hodge, Walter HartmanWalter Hartman Hodge||AK||1896–1975||1960–1966||1961–1966||1966–1975||Eisenhower, Eisenhower||death|
|2||Plummer, Raymond EugeneRaymond Eugene Plummer||AK||1913–1987||1961–1973||1966–1973||1973–1987||Kennedy, Kennedy||death|
|3||von der Heydt, JamesJames von der Heydt||AK||1919–2013||1966–1984||1973–1984||1984–2013||L. Johnson||death|
|4||James Martin Fitzgerald||AK||1920–2011||1974–1989||1984–1989||1989–2011||Ford||death|
|6||Kleinfeld, AndrewAndrew Kleinfeld||AK||1945–present||1986–1991||—||—||Reagan, Reagan||appointment to 9th Cir.|
Succession of seatsEdit
- http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/courts_district_ak.html U.S. District Courts of Alaska, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center
- "U.S. Code Title 28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure - FindLaw". Retrieved October 25, 2017.