The Circuit Court, also known as the U.S. Court of Appeals, is the second highest federal court system in the United States. Granted appeals from District Courts are heard in accordance to their geographic jurisdiction and subject matter. As the Supreme Court hears approximately 100 cases per year, the decisions of the Circuit Courts are extremely important and impactful.
There are 11 numerically named courts bound by state lines, one for DC and the Federal Circuit Court for specific subject matter. Use the maps below to learn more about the courts and the recently confirmed judges.
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