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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.

Education:
George Washington University, B.A., 1983
University of Pennsylvania 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