History of the Federal Judiciary

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Livingston, Debra Ann
Born 1959 in Waycross, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by John M. Walker, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 2007, and received commission on May 17, 2007.

Princeton University, B.A., 1980
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1984

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. J. Edward Lumbard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1984-1985
Private practice, New York, 1985-1986, 1991-1992
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1986-1991
Assistant professor, University of Michigan Law School, 1992-1994
Faculty, Columbia Law School, 1994-2007; associate professor, 1994-2000; professor, 2000-2007; vice dean, 2005-2006

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote


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