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About Wyoming and This District
Although Wyoming is the country's ninth largest state in geographic area, it is the least populated. In 2009, the Census Bureau estimated Wyoming's population at 544,270 persons, which means there are 5.6 persons every square mile, compared to the national average of 86.8.
The United States District Court for the District of Wyoming has been in existence since the founding of Wyoming in July of 1890. There are currently four Article III judges in the District:
The four judges listed above are only the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Article III judges in the history of the District. The other judges are, in order, Judge Alan Riner (1890-1923), Thomas Blake Kennedy (1921-1957), and Ewing Thomas Kerr (1955-1992).
There are 2 full time magistrate judges in Wyoming:
The District has part time magistrate judges in Casper, Jackson, Sheridan, Green River, and Lander.
The Clerk of the US District Court for Wyoming is Stephan Harris. Our main office is in Cheyenne and we have satellite offices in Casper and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. In addition, we have a Courthouse in Jackson.
Pursuant to Title 28 U.S.C. Section 955, Clerks and Deputy Clerks are prohibited from giving legal advice.