United States District Court for the Western District of Washington


The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (in
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whose jurisdiction comprises the following counties of the state of
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, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom County, Washington, Whatcom. Its United States Courthouse (Seattle, Washington), courthouse, built in 2004, is located at 7th and Stewart in Seattle. As of the United States Census, 2000, 2000 census, 4.6 million people resided in the Western District, representing 78% of the state's population. The district includes the cities of Bellingham, Washington, Bellingham, Bremerton, Washington, Bremerton, Seattle, Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue, Olympia, Washington, Olympia, Vancouver, Washington, Vancouver, Everett, Washington, Everett, and Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma, amongst others. Cases from the Western District of Washington are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Federal Circuit). The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. , the United States Attorney is Nicholas W. Brown (lawyer), Nicholas W. Brown. The United States Marshal for the district is Mark Ericks, who was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 2010.

Current judges


Vacancies and pending nominations

Former judges

Chief judges

Succession of seats

See also

* Courts of Washington (U.S. state), Courts of Washington * List of current United States district judges * List of United States federal courthouses in Washington



External links

United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington official website
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