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Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court

The Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court or the federal courts of appeals are the intermediate appellate courts between the district courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. There are thirteen courts of appeals in U.S. which include Tenth Bankruptcy Courts: eleven numbered circuits (First through Eleventh), the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Federal Circuit. The numbered circuits, including the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy courts, provide appellate review of all cases tried in the district Bankruptcy courts within the geographic area of their jurisdiction; they also decide bankruptcy appeals brought to them by residents of the circuit from various administrative tribunals, including the Tax Court and agencies of the federal government.

The territorial jurisdiction of the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy court includes just six states. They are District of Colorado, District of Kansas, District of New Mexico, District of Oklahoma, District of Wyoming and District of Utah, plus those portions of the Yellowstone National Park extending into Montana and Idaho.

It is the district courts of Colorado Bankruptcy Court that manages all issues with regards to Bankruptcy in the state of Colorado. The initial legislation authorized one judgeship for the District Court, and assigned the district to the Eighth Circuit. The District was reassigned to the newly organized United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on February 28, 1929, by 45 Stat. 1346, and appeals are taken to that Court of Appeals. Between 1954 and 1984, six new judgeships were authorized for the court, bringing the current number of judges to seven. The courts are located at Denver, Grand Junction and Pueblo.

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas is the federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Kansas. Appeals from the District of Kansas are made to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Court (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The Bankruptcy records for various filings of 10th circuit courts of Kansas are available online through PACER or Public Access to Court Electronic Records.

The United States Bankruptcy District Court for the District of New Mexico is the federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the state of New Mexico. Courts of this state are located in the counties of Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Roswell, Santa Fe, and Silver City. The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.

Oklahoma Bankruptcy courts are composed of Eastern District Court, Northern District Court, and Western District Court. Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court of Eastern district is located at Okmulgee and Eastern District court deals with the Oklahoma Bankruptcies of 23 counties of eastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Northern District Court is located at Tulsa and deals with Bankruptcy cases of 12 counties including Washington. Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court of Western District has the jurisdiction right over the Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court records and legal litigations of around 40 counties with its court locations at Lawton and Oklahoma City.

The Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court of Utah is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the entire state of Utah. The 10th Bankruptcy Court is based in Salt Lake City with another courtroom in Ogden. The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.

Bankruptcy cases for the state of Wyoming and those portions of Yellowstone National Park situated in Montana and Idaho is supervised by the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. The 10th Circuit Bankruptcy Court for Wyoming has locations in Cheyenne and Casper.