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.

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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