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The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: ⁕District of Maine ⁕District of Massachusetts ⁕District of New Hampshire ⁕District of Puerto Rico ⁕District of Rhode Island The court is based at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Most sittings are held in Boston, where the court sits for one week most months of the year. The First Circuit also sits for one week each in March and November at the Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and occasionally sits at other locations within the circuit. With six active and three senior judges, the First Circuit is the smallest of the thirteen United States courts of appeals. Since retiring as an active Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Associate Justice David Souter has sat on the First Circuit by designation in several cases. (via Freebase)