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Amalya Kearse

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Amalya Kearse
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   6/21/1979-6/11/2002
Senior:   6/11/2002-Present
Preceded by:   New Seat
Succeeded by:   Reena Raggi
Personal History
Born:   1937
Hometown:   Vauxhall, NJ
Undergraduate:   Wellesley College, 1959
Law School:   University of Michigan Law, 1962

Amalya Lyle Kearse is a federal appeals judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. She joined the Court in 1979 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. At the time of appointment, she was a private practice attorney in New York City. Kearse assumed senior status on June 11, 2002.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Vauxhall, New Jersey, Kearse graduated from Wellesley College with her bachelor's degree in 1959 and later graduated from University of Michigan Law School with her Juris Doctor degree in 1962.[1]

Professional career

Kearse was a private practice attorney in New York State from 1969 to 1972 and also taught as an adjunct lecturer at the New York University School of Law from 1968 to 1969.[2][1]

In 1979, Judge Kearse became the first woman to be elected to a fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Kearse was a member of the University of Michigan Law School Committee of Visitors from 1971 to 1979.

Judicial career

Second Circuit

On the recommendation of New Jersey U.S. Senators Bill Bradley and Harrison Williams, Kearse was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President Jimmy Carter on May 3, 1979 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629, which was approved by Congress. Kearse was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 19, 1979 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 21, 1979. Kearse assumed senior status on June 11, 2002.[1] She was succeeded to this post by Reena Raggi.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Second Circuit
1979–present
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
Reena Raggi