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Higginson, Stephen Andrew

Born 1961 in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 9, 2011, to a seat vacated by Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 2011, and received commission on November 2, 2011.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 2021-present; presiding judge, 2023-present

Harvard College, A.B., 1983
Yale Law School, J.D., 1987
University of Cambridge, M.Phil., 1992

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Patricia Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1987-1988
Law clerk, Hon. Byron White, Supreme Court of the United States, 1988-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1989-1993
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1993-2011
Associate professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2004-2011