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|Current Court Information:|
|District of New Hampshire|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||10/10/1992 - 3/31/2013|
|Chief:||2004 - 2011|
|Preceded by:||Norman Stahl|
|Succeeded by:||Landya McCafferty|
|Undergraduate:||Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1970|
|Law School:||Georgetown U. Law, J.D., 1973|
|Military service:|| U.S. Army, 1973-1977, |
U.S. Army Reserve, 1978-1979
Early life and education
- 1973-1977: U.S. Army Captain, JAG Corps
- 1978-1979: U.S. Army Reserve Captain, JAG Corps
- 1977-1980: Assistant state attorney general, New Hampshire
- 1980-1992: Private practice, Concord, New Hampshire
District of New Hampshire
He was nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 9, 1992 to a seat vacated by Norman Stahl. McAuliffe was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1992, receiving his commission on October 10, 1992. He has served as Chief Judge for the court from 2004 to 2011.
On April 1, 2013, Judge Steven McAuliffe assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire after serving on the court for over 20 years.
Awards and associations
- Member and Vice-Chair, University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
- President and member of the board, New Hampshire Bar Association
- Member, Board of the Office of Public Guardian
- Chair, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for New Hampshire
NH State Medicaid Case (2012)United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Dartmouth-Hitchcock v. NHDHHS, 11-cv-358-SM)
On March 2, 2012, Chief Judge Steven McAuliffe of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled against a state in a decision that will require the state Department of Health and Human Services to begin following federal guidelines with regard to Medicaid reimbursement rates. The federal government requires that the DHHS announce rate changes with a 15 day notice that provides a justification for changes, followed by a subsequent 30 day comment period. Ten New Hampshire hospitals filed suit, claiming that the state failed to give proper notice, failed to justify the changes and failed to provide hearings. McAuliffe sided with the hospitals and in his 31 page order, demanded that the state comply with the federal laws.
Pledge of Allegiance case (2009)United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Hanover School, Civil No. 07-cv-356-SM)
Judge McAuliffe presided over a case involving the use of the term "under god" in the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States. On October 2, 2009, McAuliffe dismissed a case from the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed on behalf of the parents of two New Hampshire school students who believe their constitutional rights were being violated.
- Providence Journal, "Federal judge in NH dismisses Keven McKenna's lawsuit against RI chief justice," October 4, 2012
- District of New Hampshire
- Judges of the New Hampshire District
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge McAuliffe
- McAuliffe Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- Judges of the New Hampshire District
- Concord Monitor, "U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe assuming senior status," March 29, 2013
- U.S. Courts Current Vacancies
- Boston.com "Judge orders NH to explain Medicaid cuts," March 3, 2012
- "Boston Herald" Federal judge keeps ’under God’ in Hanover pledge, October 3, 2009
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of New Hampshire
Steven McAuliffe • Joseph DiClerico •
|Magistrate judges||Andrea K. Johnstone •|
|Former Article III judges||
Norman Stahl • Martin Loughlin • Shane Devine • Hugh Bownes • Aloysius Joseph Connor • Edgar Aldrich • Daniel Clark • Matthew Harvey • John Samuel Sherburne • John Pickering • John Sullivan • George Morris •
|Former Chief judges|