United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (in
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s, 2d Cir.) is one of the thirteen
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. Its territory comprises the states of
Connecticut Connecticut () is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 United States census, 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, second-highest level of List of U.S. states and territories by H ...
,
New York New York most commonly refers to: * New York City, the most populous city in the United States, located in the state of New York * New York (state), a state in the Northeastern United States New York may also refer to: Film and television * New ...
and
Vermont Vermont () is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper in ...

Vermont
. The court has
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over the district courts in the following
districts A district is a type of administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic na ...
: * District of Connecticut * United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of New York * United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Northern District of New York * United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Southern District of New York * United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Western District of New York * United States District Court for the District of Vermont, District of Vermont The Second Circuit has its clerk's office and hears oral arguments at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse at 40 Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Due to renovations at that building, from 2006 until early 2013, the court temporarily relocated to the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse across Pearl Street from Foley Square; certain court offices temporarily relocated to the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway. Because the Second Circuit includes New York City, it has long been one of the largest and most influential American appellate courts, especially in matters of contract law, securities law and antitrust law. Over the course of the twentieth century, it came to be considered one of the two most prestigious federal appellate courts, along with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit Court. Several notable judges have served on the Second Circuit, including three later named Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Supreme Court: John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, and Sonia Sotomayor. Judge Learned Hand served on the court from 1924 to 1961, as did his cousin, Augustus Noble Hand, from 1927 until 1953. Judge Henry Friendly served from 1959 to 1986. File:WTM sheila 0042.jpg, Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street; the court's former temporary home File: WTM sheila 0036.jpg, Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse at 40 Foley Square


Current composition of the court

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Vacancies and pending nominations


List of former judges


Chief judges


Succession of seats


See also

* Judicial appointment history for United States federal courts#Second Circuit * List of current United States Circuit Judges


References


External links


United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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