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Beryl A. Howell

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Beryl A. Howell
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Title:   Judge
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   Voice Vote
Active:   12/27/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Paul Friedman
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Fort Benning, GA
Undergraduate:   Bryn Mawr College '78
Law School:   Columbia University '83
Beryl A. Howell (b. 1956) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was nominated to this position on July 14, 2010 and was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Howell received her B.A. in 1978 from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D. from Columbia University in 1983.[2]

Professional Career

  • 2004-2013: Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • 2003-2009: Executive Managing Director and General Counsel, Stroz Friedberg
  • 1993-2003: U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • 1993-1996: Senior Counsel
  • 1997-2003: General Counsel

Judicial career

District of DC

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Beryl A. Howell
 Court:District of Columbia
 Progress:Confirmed 161 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:July 14, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:July 28, 2010
ApprovedAReported:September 23, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 22, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

On July 14, 2010, President Obama appointed Howell to the federal bench, along with four other nominees.[2]

Howell's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on July 28, 2010.[3] You can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here. On September 23, 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send Howell's nomination to the U.S. Senate for a vote.[4][5]

Howell's nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 2010.[1]

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