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Befuddled by the "Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky"

Today, the president nominated Ms. Claria Horn Boom to "serv passportfan306/07/17
Trump. shitlawsf06/07/17
What a stupid answer. The correct answer is that there ruralattorney06/07/17
There are two judges who do double duty between the E and W rubbersoul1406/08/17
Obviously upon confirmation the selected judge is cloned to flharfh06/07/17
passportfan3 (Jun 7, 2017 - 7:31 pm)

Today, the president nominated Ms. Claria Horn Boom to "serve as a district judge on the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/07/president-donald-j-trump-announces-judicial-candidate-nominations

How can one judge serve in two different districts?

Are the two districts administered jointly like the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York?

Even if jointly administered, wouldn't they still be separate districts?

Since each district has an authorized strength, how does this affect the headcount of open or active seats?

A federal district judge is supposed to be a resident of the district in which she serves. 28 USC 134. How would she satisfy the requirement since a person can only be resident of one district at a time?

Does she receive two salaries?

Can she be an active judge in one district but a senior judge in another?

This is blowing my mind.

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shitlawsf (Jun 7, 2017 - 9:25 pm)

Trump.

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ruralattorney (Jun 7, 2017 - 9:40 pm)

What a stupid answer.

The correct answer is that there is a seat that is split between the two districts. It has been vacant since Jennifer Coffman retired in January 2013. The seat was established in 1936.

I'm not sure of the answers to your other questions.

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rubbersoul14 (Jun 8, 2017 - 10:25 am)

There are two judges who do double duty between the E and W districts of Missouri:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_W._Sippel (who also serves as Chief in the East)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_C._Wimes

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flharfh (Jun 7, 2017 - 9:56 pm)

Obviously upon confirmation the selected judge is cloned to facilitate judicial economy and the reduction of the case backlog in the federal courts.

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