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Smith Camp, Laurie
Born 1953 in Omaha, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by William G. Cambridge. Confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received commission on October 24, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2011-present.

Education:
Stanford University, B.A., 1974
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Associate general counsel, First National Bank & Trust Company, 1977-1978
Private practice, 1978-1980
General counsel, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, 1980-1991
Assistant attorney general, State of Nebraska, 1991-2001; chief, Civil Rights Section, 1991-1995; chief deputy attorney general for criminal matters, 1995-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, June 19, 2001; no Senate vote

 

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