History of the Federal Judiciary

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McLaughlin, Mary A.
Born 1946 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 9, 2000, to a seat vacated by Marvin Katz. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 31, 2000. Assumed senior status on November 18, 2013.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2008-2015

Gwynedd-Mercy College, B.A., 1968
Bryn Mawr College, M.A., 1969
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Stanley Brotman, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1976-1977
Private practice, 1977-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1980-1984
Assistant professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1984-1986
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986-2000
Adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1988
Adjunct professor, Rutgers University School of Law, 1989
Chief counsel, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1995


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