Appointments to the court are made by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by the State Judicial Nominating Commission. To be considered for appointment a person must be an attorney licensed to practice in Iowa. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa is one of 94 United States district courts.It is headquartered in Des Moines, with satellite facilities in Council Bluffs and Davenport.When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals based in St. Louis at the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse and Building. Federal magistrate judges are federal judges who serve in the United States district courts, but they are not appointed by the President and do not serve life terms. Iowa Internet Resources - From the University of Iowa Law Library Public Libraries American Law Sources Online - Iowa Court Decisions and information, Constitution, Legislation, Rules of Practice and Procedure, Administrative Law Sources, Municipal Codes, legal publications, and forms. During the Obama administration, there were 329 confirmed Article III judges: 2 justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, 55 circuit court judges, 268 district court judges, and 4 judges to the U.S. Court of International Trade. There are currently two Article III judges, one senior judge and two magistrate judges who serve the Northern District of Iowa. The Iowa Court of Appeals is composed of nine judges. National Center for State Courts – directory of state court websites; This page was last edited on 17 September 2019, at 05:29 (UTC). IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa who has warned against political corruption is ridiculing President Donald Trump’s pardons, … The federal district courts are the trial courts in the federal court system. Iowa has two federal district courts, which are the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (in case citations, N.D. Iowa) has jurisdiction over fifty-two of Iowa's ninety-nine counties. IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa who has warned against political corruption is ridiculing President Trump’s pardons, including those issued to convicted Republican campaign operatives and former members of Congress. Judge Davenport, Mason City, was appointed to the bench in October of 2010. It is subject to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).. United States District Court for the District of Iowa (extinct, subdivided) References External links. Former federal courts of Iowa. Information on individual courts includes judge lists, succession charts, legislative history, district organization, meeting places, records and bibliography… U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Iowa: Judges of all Districts | Federal Judicial Center Gender and Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Active Federal Judges Confirmed Under President Trump and President Obama. “It’s not surprising … Judge Davenport was a Law Clerk for the Second Judicial … He earned his undergraduate degree from Drake University in 1982 and his law degree, with Distinction, from the University of Iowa in 1985. Iowa City, Iowa – A federal judge in Iowa who has warned against political corruption is ridiculing President Donald Trump’s pardons, including those issued to convicted Republican campaign operatives and former members of Congress. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier decisions that affirm a woman's fundamental right to an abortion would include the new law passed last year He also cited several cases in federal court, including decisions in 2015 and 2016 in the 8th U.S.