Peter Leisure

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Peter Leisure
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #23
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   06/15/1984 - 03/20/1997
Senior:   03/21/1997 - Present
Preceded by:   Milton Pollack
Succeeded by:   William Pauley
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1952
Law School:   U. of Virginia Law, LL.B., 1958
Military service:   U.S. Army 1953 - 1955



Peter Leisure is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Lasker graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and later graduated from Virginia Law with Bachelor of Laws degree in 1958.[1]

Military service

Leisure also served as a U.S. Army Lieutenant in Artillery from 1953 to 1955.[1]

Professional career

Lesuire began his legal career as a private practice attorney in New York City from 1958 to 1961 and later became an Assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1962 to 1966 before becoming resuming private practice from from 1966 to 1984.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Leisure was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1984 to a seat vacated by Milton Pollack. Leisure was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984 on a senate vote and received commission on June 15, 1984. Keenan later assumed senior status on March 21, 1997.[1]

Notable cases

Hip-hop DJ controversy (2009)

  United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
     *Troi Torain v. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc., 06-cv-7012
Judge Leisure tossed out a lawsuit filed by a former New York radio disc jockey who was previously employed by Clear Channel Communications.[2] Troi Torain, who's on air name is DJ Star, sued his former employer on claims that he was wrongfully terminated over remarks he said off the air in regards to a competing disc jockey, DJ Envy, on another station. The DJ had made sexually explicit remarks and used racial slurs towards his rival's wife and daughter. In dismissing the case, the judge found no evidence that Clear Channel violated Torain's contract when terminating his employment.[2]


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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Milton Pollack
Southern District of New York
1984–1997
Succeeded by:
William Pauley


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