History of the Federal Judiciary


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Dennis, James L.
Born 1936 in Monroe, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 31, 1995, to a seat vacated by Charles Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1995, and received commission on October 2, 1995.

Education:
Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1959
Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1962
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1955-1957
Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1962-1972
State representative, Louisiana, 1968-1972
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1972-1974
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Judicial Circuit, 1974-1975
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1975-1995

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, June 8, 1994; no Senate vote

 

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