History of the Federal Judiciary

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Boasberg, James Emanuel
Born 1963 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Thomas F. Hogan. Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 2011, and received commission on March 17, 2011.

Yale College, B.A., 1985
University of Oxford, M.St., 1986
Yale Law School, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1990-1991
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1991-1994
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1996-2002
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2002-2011

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, June 17, 2010; no Senate vote


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