United States Code

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§ 41.
Number and composition of circuits

The thirteen judicial circuits of the United States are constituted as follows:

Circuits

Composition

District of Columbia

District of Columbia.

First

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island.

Second

Connecticut, New York, Vermont.

Third

Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virgin Islands.

Fourth

Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.

Fifth

District of the Canal Zone, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas.

Sixth

Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee.

Seventh

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin.

Eighth

Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.

Ninth

Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, Hawaii.

Tenth

Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming.

Eleventh

Alabama, Florida, Georgia.

Federal

All Federal judicial districts.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 870; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, § 34, 65 Stat. 723; Pub. L. 96–452, § 2, Oct. 14, 1980, 94 Stat. 1994; Pub. L. 97–164, title I, § 101, Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 25.)
cite as: 28 USC 41