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Amy Totenberg

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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   Atlanta, GA
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   2/28/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Jack Camp
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Harvard-Radcliffe '74
Law School:   Harvard Law '77

Amy Totenberg is a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011. Prior to joining the court, Totenberg was an attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Early life and education

Born in New York, New York in 1950, Totenberg earned her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe in 1974. She received her J.D. in 1977 from Harvard Law School.[2]

Personal life

Amy Totenberg is the sister of Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio's legal affairs correspondent.[3]

Professional career

Judicial career

Northern District of Georgia

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Amy Totenberg
 Court:Northern District of Georgia
 Progress:Confirmed 348 days after nomination.
ApprovedAABA Rating:Well Qualified

On March 17, 2010, Amy Totenberg was nominated for a federal seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by President Obama. Obama called her a "distinguished candidate" and said that she has "displayed an exceptional commitment to public service and... will be [a] thoughtful and esteemed addition to the federal bench".[2] She was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Jack Camp.[4]

She was rated unanimously "Well Qualified" by the American Bar Association. Totenberg's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on September 15, 2010 and you can find her hearing transcript here.[5] She was moved out of committee with a voice vote on December 1, 2010.[6][7]

Totenberg's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Totenberg was confirmed to his position by the U.S. Senate on February 28, 2011, by a voice vote.[8]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jack Camp
Northern District of Georgia
Seat #4
Succeeded by:

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