History of the Federal Judiciary


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Kelly, Jane Louise
Born 1964 in Greencastle, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 31, 2013, to a seat vacated by Michael Joseph Melloy. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 2013, and received commission on April 25, 2013.

Education:
Duke University, B.A., 1987
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Donald J. Porter, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 1991-1992
Law clerk, Hon. David R. Hansen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1992-1993
Visiting instructor, University of Illinois College of Law, 1993-1994
Assistant federal public defender, Northern District of Iowa, 1994-2013; supervising attorney, 1999-2013

 

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