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Bruce Hendricks

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Bruce Hendricks
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Judge
Station:   Charleston, SC
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   95-0
Active:   6/4/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Margaret Seymour
Past term:   05/06/2002-6/4/2014
Personal History
Born:   1957
Hometown:   Charleston, South Carolina
Undergraduate:   College of Charleston, 1983
Law School:   University of South Carolina Law, 1990

Bruce H. Hendricks is a federal judge with the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. In June of 2013, President Obama nominated Hendricks for a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[1] The United States Senate confirmed Hendricks on June 4, 2014, on a vote of 95-0.[2]

Prior to her confirmation as a federal judge, Hendricks was a federal magistrate judge for the same court. She was appointed as a magistrate judge on May 6, 2002.[3]

Early life and education

Hendriks earned her B.S. in 1983 from the College of Charleston and her J.D. in 1990 from the University of South Carolina School of Law.[4]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Bruce Hendricks
 Court:District of South Carolina
 Progress:Confirmed 343 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:June 26, 2013
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:February 11, 2014
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:March 6, 2014 
ApprovedAConfirmed:June 4, 2014
 Vote: 95-0

On June 26, 2013, President Obama nominated Hendricks to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina to fill the vacancy left by Margaret Seymour.[1] Obama commented on the nomination, stating, "These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."[4]

Hendricks was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. You can find her Committee Questionnaire here.[5]

Hendricks' nomination was returned by the Senate on January 3, 2014, and she was renominated on January 6th by President Obama.[6] The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for Hendricks on February 11, 2014. She was reported to the full Senate on March 6, 2014, by a vote of 16-2.[7] The United States Senate confirmed Hendricks to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina on June 4, 2014, on a vote of 95-0.[2]


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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Margaret Seymour
District of South Carolina
2014-Present
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
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