History of the Federal Judiciary

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Higginson, Stephen Andrew
Born 1961 in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 9, 2011, to a seat vacated by Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 2011, and received commission on November 2, 2011.

Harvard College, A.B., 1983
Yale Law School, J.D., 1987
University of Cambridge, M.Phil., 1992

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Patricia Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1987-1988
Law clerk, Hon. Byron White, Supreme Court of the United States, 1988-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1989-1993
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1993-2011
Associate professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2004-2011


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