United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Overview

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts. The court is composed of sixteen judges and is based at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals. Elena Kagan is the circuit justice for the Sixth Circuit.William Howard Taft, the only person ever to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the United States, once served on the circuit. Four judges of the Sixth Circuit have been elevated to serve on the Supreme Court. The Sixth Circuit was reversed by the Supreme Court in 24 out of 25 cases in the five annual terms starting in October 2008 and ending in June 2013 — a higher frequency than any other federal appellate court during that time period.