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United States federal judicial circuit

Congress has divided the United States into a number of judicial circuits, each of which includes several District Courts and a Court of Appeals to decide appeals from cases decided in the district courts within the circuit.

There are currently eleven "numbered" circuits and one for the District of Columbia that decides appeals from the district court in Washington D.C. There is also a United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit[?], which decides appeals from the specialized trial courts in a few areas, including patents, international trade, and veterans' rights, but it does not have any geographical circuit.

The circuits and the states within their jurisdiction are:

  • 1st Circuit
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
  • 2nd Circuit
    • Connecticut
    • New York
    • Vermont
  • 3rd Circuit
    • Delaware
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • Virgin Islands
  • 4th Circuit
    • Maryland
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
  • 5th Circuit
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Texas
  • 6th Circuit
    • Kentucky
    • Michigan
    • Ohio
    • Tennessee
  • 7th Circuit
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Wisconsin
  • 8th Circuit
    • Arkansas
    • Iowa
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota
  • 9th Circuit
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Guam
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Nevada
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • 10th Circuit
    • Colorado
    • Kansas
    • New Mexico
    • Oklahoma
    • Utah
    • Wyoming
  • 11th Circuit
    • Alabama
    • Florida
    • Georgia
  • D.C. Circuit
    • District of Columbia

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