It is important to know that when you make up your motion to dismiss, you will only be able to use opinions from the right court of appeals for YOUR area. There are 11 of them. Each have reconsidered court cases from the area that they represent.

First choose a state or territory that your case is in. You will be able to use court decisions from your circuit along with your state, and U.S. Law. And of course you will be able to use the CPS statutes.

 

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After you have figured out what circuit you are in, CLICK HERE to create your Motion to Dismiss.

1st Circuit

  • District of Maine
  • District of Massachusetts
  • District of New Hampshire
  • District of Puerto Rico
  • District of Rhode Island

2nd Circuit

  • District of Connecticut
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Western District of New York
  • District of Vermont

3rd Circuit

  • District of Delaware
  • District of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Western District of Pennsylvania

4th Circuit

  • District of Maryland
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • District of South Carolina
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia
  • Northern District of West Virginia
  • Southern District of West Virginia

5th Circuit

  • Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Middle District of Louisiana
  • Western District of Louisiana
  • Northern District of Mississippi
  • Southern District of Mississippi
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

6th Circuit

  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Middle District of Tennessee
  • Western District of Tennessee

7th Circuit

  • Central District of Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin

8th Circuit

  • Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Western District of Arkansas
  • Northern District of Iowa
  • Southern District of Iowa
  • District of Minnesota
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Western District of Missouri
  • District of Nebraska
  • District of North Dakota
  • District of South Dakota

9th Circuit

  • District of Alaska
  • District of Arizona
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • District of Hawaii
  • District of Idaho
  • District of Montana
  • District of Nevada
  • District of Oregon
  • Eastern District of Washington
  • Western District of Washington

It also has appellate jurisdiction over the following territorial courts:

  • District of Guam
  • District of the Northern Mariana Islands

10th Circuit

  • District of Colorado
  • District of Kansas
  • District of New Mexico
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • District of Utah
  • District of Wyoming

11th Circuit

These districts were originally part of the Fifth Circuit, but were split off to form the Eleventh Circuit effective October 1, 1981. For this reason, Fifth Circuit decisions from before this split are considered binding precedent in the Eleventh Circuit.

  • Middle District of Alabama
  • Northern District of Alabama
  • Southern District of Alabama
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Southern District of Georgia

After you have figured out what circuit you are in, CLICK HERE to create your Motion to Dismiss.