History of the Federal Judiciary


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Staton, Josephine L.
Born 1961 in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on February 4, 2010, to a seat vacated by Alicemarie H. Stotler. Confirmed by the Senate on June 21, 2010, and received commission on June 22, 2010.

Education:
William Jewell College, B.A., 1983
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John R. Gibson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1986-1987
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1987-1994
Private practice, Irvine, California, 1995-2002
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange, 2002-2010

Nominated and served until September 20, 2013, under the name Josephine Staton Tucker

 

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