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Cameron Currie

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Cameron Currie
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Station:   Columbia, SC
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   03/11/1994 - 10/3/2013
Senior:   10/3/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Falcon Hawkins
Past post:   Magistrate, District of South Carolina
Past term:   1984 - 1986
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Florence, South Carolina
Undergraduate:   University of South Carolina, B.A., 1970
Law School:   George Washington U. Law , J.D., 1975

Cameron McGowan Currie is a federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On October 3, 2013, Currie assumed senior status.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Florence, South Carolina, Currie graduated from the University of South Carolina with her bachelor's degree in 1970 and later from the George Washington University School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

Currie was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994 to a seat vacated by Falcon Hawkins. Currie was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 10, 1994 on a Senate vote and received her commission on March 11, 1994.[2] Currie assumed senior status on October 3, 2013.[1]

Notable cases

"I Believe" license plates (2009)

     United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In November 2009, Judge Currie ruled that the State of South Carolina could not issue license plates with a cross and the phrase "I Believe." The judge equated this to an establishment of religion by government. The license plates were created after South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer helped pushed the legislation in 2008 to authorize the plates.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Falcon Hawkins
District of South Carolina
Seat #8
Succeeded by: