What are Court of Appeals Judges' "duty stations"?
February 16, 2013 12:57 PM Subscribe
The wikipedia page
for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lists duty stations for all of the judges and googling suggest that these are where the judges have their chambers. But the same wikipedia article says that the Ninth Circuit meets only in San Francisco, Pasadena, Portland, and Seattle, while there are duty stations in several other cities. I know the judges have to travel some, but why would they have chambers in places where they never meet? And how are these duty stations decided? ie If a new judge is nominated, are they automatically assigned to the same duty station as the vacating judge or is it possible to move to a more desirable location by accumulating seniority?
posted by matildatakesovertheworld to law & government (7 answers total)
I'm interested in how this works generally, not just for the Ninth Circuit.