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Misconduct Report: November 2014

Carol Amon

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Carol Amon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #9
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Approval vote:   Unanimous
Active:   08/07/1990 - Present
Chief:   2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Mark Costantino
Past post:   Eastern District of New York, Magistrate judge
Past term:   1986 - 1990
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Richmond, VA
Undergraduate:   William and Mary, B.A., 1968
Law School:   Virginia Law, J.D., 1971

Carol Bagley Amon is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. She is the current presiding chief judge and has held that post since 2011.

Early life and education

Amon graduated from William and Mary with her bachelor's degree in 1968 and later graduated from Virginia Law with her J.D. in 1971.[1]

Professional career

Amon started her career as a Staff attorney for Communications Satellite Corporation based out of Washington, DC from 1971 to 1973 and also served as a trial attorney in the Narcotics Task Force for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1973 to 1974. She had a long tenure with the U.S. Attorney's Offce as Assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1974 to 1986 and served as the Chief of the Fraud Unit from 1978 to 1980 and the Chief of General Crimes from 1981 to 1982 before becoming a Senior litigation counsel from 1984 to 1986.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Amon began her career as a federal magistrate judge in 1986 for the Eastern District of New York when she was appointed to a eight-year term. Amon served in her role until her nomination to an Article III judgeship in 1990.[1]

On the recommendation of New York U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Amon was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on May 18, 1990 to a seat vacated by Mark Costantino. Amon was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on August 7, 1990.[2]

Notable cases

Indian cigarette sales (2009)

     United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (City of New York v. GOLDEN FEATHER SMOKE SHOP, 597 F. 3d 115)

Judge Amon ruled on August 25, 2009 that an Indian reservation could not sell cigarettes tax-free to the general public pending any further court action. The City of New York sued a group of cigarette vendors on the Poospatuck Indian Reservation over the missing tax revenue the untaxed cigarettes bring to New York City.[3] The decision was appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 2010.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Mark Costantino
Eastern District of New York
1990–Current
Succeeded by:
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