United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States trial level federal district court based in St. Louis, Missouri
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri|
|Location||Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse|
|Appeals to||Eighth Circuit|
|Established||March 3, 1857|
|Chief Judge||Rodney W. Sippel|
|Officers of the court|
|U.S. Attorney||Sayler A. Fleming (acting)|
|U.S. Marshal||John D. Jordan|
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (in case citations, E.D. Mo.) is a trial level federal district court based in St. Louis, Missouri, with jurisdiction over fifty counties in the eastern half of Missouri. The court is one of ninety-four district-level courts which make up the first tier of the U.S. federal judicial system. Judges of this court preside over civil and criminal trials on federal matters that originate within the borders of its jurisdiction. It is organized into three divisions, with court held in St. Louis, Hannibal, and Cape Girardeau.
The court was formed when the District of Missouri was divided into East and West in 1857, and its boundaries have changed little since that division. In its history it has heard a number of important cases that made it to the United States Supreme Court, covering issues related to freedom of speech, abortion, property rights, and campaign finance. There are currently nine active judges, five judges in senior status, and seven magistrate judges attached to the court.
The current Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri is Sayler A. Fleming.
- "U.S. District Courts of Missouri, Legislative history". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved April 16, 2009.