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Chutkan, Tanya Sue

Born 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 4, 2014, and received commission on June 5, 2014.

George Washington University, B.A., 1983
University of Pennsylvania Law School (now Carey Law School), J.D., 1987

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1987-1991, 2002-2014
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 1991-2002; staff attorney, 1990-1996, 2000-2002; lead attorney, sex offenses and domestic violence, 1996-1997; lead attorney, homicide, 1997-1999

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote