History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kollar-Kotelly, Colleen
Born 1943 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Harold H. Greene. Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1997, and received commission on March 26, 1997.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2002-2009; presiding judge, 2002-2009

Catholic University of America, B.A., 1965
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Catherine Kelly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1968-1969
Attorney, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1972
Chief legal counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1972-1984
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1984-1997

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, March 29, 1996; no Senate vote


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