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Barry Moskowitz

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Barry Moskowitz
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   12/26/1995 - Present
Chief:   2012 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Past post:   Federal Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1986 - 1995
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Patterson, NJ
Undergraduate:   Rutgers College, B.A., 1972
Law School:   Rutgers U. School of Law, J.D., 1975

Barry Moskowitz is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He became chief judge of the court in 2012.

Early life and education

Moskowitz graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor's degree in 1972 and his juris doctorate degree in 1975.

Professional career

Moskowitz began his career as a law clerk in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Officeas Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1976 to 1982. Moskowitz served three years as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey from 1982 to 1985 before re-joining th eU.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California from 1985 to 1988.

Judicial career

Southern District of California

Moskowitz began his Federal judicial career as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Moskowitz was appointed to a four year part time term in 1986 before being made full-time appointed to a new eight-year term in 1988. Moskowitz served as a Federal Magistrate judge until 1995 when he was elevated to an Article III judgeship.

On the recommendations of U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstien and Barbara Boxer, Moskowitz was nominated by Bill Clinton on June 30, 1995 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. Moskowitz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 1995 on a majority voice vote and received commission on December 26, 1995. He became chief judge of the court in 2012.[1]

Congressional oath of office

On January 29, 2013, Moskowitz administered the oath of office to Representatives Susan Davis, Scott Peters and Juan Vargas at the beginning of their new term.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of California
1995–Current
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
NA


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