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The 94 Federal district courts present in US are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. Both civil and criminal cases are filed in the district court, which is a court of law, equity, and admiralty. There is a United States bankruptcy court associated with each United States district court. Each federal judicial district has at least one courthouse, and many districts have more than one. The formal name of a district court is "the United States District Court for" the name of the district?for example, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

There are other federal trial courts that have nationwide jurisdiction over certain types of cases, but the district court also has concurrent jurisdiction over many of those cases, and the district court is the only one with jurisdiction over criminal cases. This is where the exclusiveness of federal court decisions lies.

The United States Court for the Eighth Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts in Eastern District of Arkansas, Western District of Arkansas, Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, District of Minnesota, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, District of Nebraska, District of North Dakota and District of South Dakota. The court is composed of eleven active judges and is based at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri.

The United States Court for the Eleventh Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts in Middle District of Alabama, Northern District of Alabama, Southern District of Alabama, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Georgia, Northern District of Georgia and Southern District of Georgia. The court is based at the Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta, Georgia.

The United States Court for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts in Eastern District of Louisiana, Middle District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana, Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Mississippi, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas and Western District of Texas

The court is composed of seventeen active judges and is based at the John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The United States Court for the First Circuit a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts in the districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. The court is based at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Most sittings are held in Boston, but the court sits for two weeks each year in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and occasionally at other locations within the circuit. With five active (six authorized) and four senior judges, the First Circuit is the smallest of the thirteen United States courts of appeals.

The United States Court for the Fourth Circuit is a federal court located in Richmond, Virginia with jurisdiction over the district courts in District of Maryland,    Eastern District of North Carolina, Middle District of North Carolina, Western District of North Carolina, District of South Carolina, Eastern District of Virginia, Western District of Virginia, Northern District of West Virginia and Southern District of West Virginia. The court is based at the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. It is mid-sized among the 13 United States courts of appeals.

The United States Court for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts in the District of Alaska, District of Arizona, Central District of California, Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California, District of Hawaii, District of Idaho, District of Montana, District of Nevada, District of Oregon, Eastern District of Washington and Western District of Washington. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

The United States Court for the Second Circuit has its territory comprised of the states of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, and the court has appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in District of Connecticut, Eastern District of New York , Northern District of New York ,Southern District of New York ,Western District of New York and District of Vermont. The Second Circuit ordinarily has its clerk's office and hears oral arguments at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Foley Square in lower Manhattan

The United States Court for the Seventh Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the courts in the districts of Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Western District of Wisconsin. The court is based at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois.

The United States Court for the Sixth Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts in Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee and Western District of Tennessee.

The court is composed of sixteen active judges and is based at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The United States Court for the Tenth Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts of District of Colorado, District of Kansas, District of New Mexico, Eastern District of Oklahoma, Northern District of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, District of Utah and District of Wyoming. It is based at the Byron White U.S. Courthouse in Denver, Colorado.

The United States Court for the Third Circuit is a federal court with jurisdiction over the district courts for the District of Delaware, District of New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania and Western District of Pennsylvania.

It also has appellate jurisdiction over the District Court of the Virgin Islands which, in spite of the name, is a territorial court and belongs to no federal judicial district.