Norman Mordue

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Norman Mordue
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/22/1998 - 6/30/2013
Chief:   2006 - 2011
Senior:   6/30/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Rosemary Pooler
Past post:   New York Supreme Court 5th Judicial District, Justice
Past term:   1985 - 1998
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Elmira, NY
Undergraduate:   Syracuse U., B.A., 1966
Law School:   Syracuse U. College of Law, J.D., 1971
Military service:   U.S. Army 1966 - 1968



Norman Mordue is a federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Mordue served as the Chief Judge of the court serving as the court's lead judicial administrative officer in conjunction with the clerk of court in the court's day to day operations from 2006 to 2011. He assumed senior status in June, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Mordue graduated from Syracuse University with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and later graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with his J.D. Degree in 1971. Mordue also served as a U.S. Army Captain from 1966 to 1968.[1]

Professional career

Mordue began his legal career as a law clerk for the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office from 1970 to 1972 before becoming Assistant District Attorney for Onondaga County in 1972. In 1974, he was promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney, then in 1976, became Chief Assistant District Attorney for Onondaga County. Six years later, Mordue joined the Onondaga County Court, where he served until 1985. At that time, he was appointed to the New York Supreme Court 5th Judicial District by former New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Mordue also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Mordue was nominated by President Bill Clinton on October 5, 1998, to a seat vacated by Rosemary Pooler.[2] Mordue was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 21, 1998 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 22, 1998.[2] Mordue served as the chief judge of the court from 2006 to 2011.[1] On June 30, 2013, Mordue assumed senior status after serving on the court for almost 15 years.[3]

Notable cases

Sex offender monitoring (2009)

  United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
     *ETHAN J. GJUROVICH v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 5:01-CR-215
Judge Mordue approved new technology to monitor sexual offenders at the federal level. The judge upheld the legality of voice technology to monitor sexual offenders by finding that they have the same power as a polygraph to tell if a sex offender is telling the truth. The ruling allowed the devices such as Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) to be used by probation agents as a part of a offender's post-release conditions.[4]


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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Rosemary Pooler
Northern District of New York
1998–2013
Succeeded by:
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