United States District Court for the Canal Zone
Appeals toFifth Circuit
AbolishedMarch 31, 1982

The United States District Court for the Canal Zone (in case citations, D.C.Z.) was a United States District Court that existed in the Panama Canal Zone of Panama from 1914 to 1982.

Appeals were taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.[1]


The Canal Zone Courthouse, site of the Canal Zone District Court which existed from 1914 until 1982.

The District was established in 1914. It was originally under the War Department but in 1933 was transferred to the Department of Justice.[2]

The court was abolished, effective March 31, 1982, as part of the process of returning the Canal Zone to Panama.[3] Cases then pending in the Canal Zone court were transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.

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