History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cacheris, James Chris
Born 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 20, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1981, and received commission on December 1, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1991-1997. Assumed senior status on March 30, 1998.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1993-2000

Judge, Alien Terrorist Removal Court, 2005-2016; chief judge, 2006-2016

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1955
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1960

Professional Career:
Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, D.C., 1960-1962
Private practice, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, 1962-1971
Judge, Circuit Court of Virginia, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1971-1981


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