Charles Siragusa

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Charles Siragusa
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/05/1997 - 12/15/2012
Senior:   12/15/2012-Present
Preceded by:   Michael Telesca
Succeeded by:   Elizabeth A. Wolford
Past post:   New York Supreme Court 7th Judicial District, Justice
Past term:   1993 - 1997
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Rochester, NY
Undergraduate:   LeMoyne College, B.A., 1969
Law School:   Albany Law, J.D., 1976

Charles J. Siragusa is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. He joined the court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On December 15, 2012, Siragusa assumed senior status.[1] Prior to joining the court, Judge Siragusa served as a State Supreme Court Justice for the Seventh Judicial District of New York from 1993 to 1997.[2]

Early life and education

Siragusa graduated from LeMoyne with his bachelor's degree in 1969 and later graduated from Albany Law with his J.D. in 1976.[2]

Professional career

Siragusa began his legal career as a assistant district attorney for the Monroe County District Attorney's Office from 1977 to 1992. In 1993, Siragua was nominated to the 7th District Supreme Court by Governor Mario Cuomo. He served in this position until 1997.[2]

Judicial career

Western District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Siragusa was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 15, 1997 to a seat vacated by Michael Telesca as Telesca assumed senior status. Siragusa was confirmed by the Senate on October 30, 1997, on a 98-0-2 Senate vote and received commission on November 5, 1997.[3] On December 15, 2012, Charles Siragusa assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York after serving on the court for fifteen years.[4]

Notable cases

Sex change lawsuit (2009)

     United States District Court for the Western District of New York (Ravenwood v. Daines, 6:06-cv-06355-CJS-MWP)

On July 27, 2009, Judge Siragusa ruled that a Medicaid recipient in New York State cannot have gender re-assignment surgery paid by the government insurance program. Morgana Ravenwood sued the State of New York on claims that the state violated the 14th Amendment when denying coverage, but the judge did not believe Ravenwood's argument was proven beyond a reasonable doubt.[5]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Michael Telesca
Western District of New York
1997–2012
Succeeded by:
Elizabeth A. Wolford


New YorkUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Western District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Eastern District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Western District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Northern District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Southern District of New YorkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitNew York Court of AppealsNew York Supreme Court, Appellate DivisionNew York Supreme CourtNew York County CourtsNew York City CourtsNew York Town and Village CourtsNew York Family CourtsNew York Surrogates' CourtsNew York City Civil CourtNew York City Criminal CourtsNew York Court of ClaimsNew York Problem Solving CourtsNew York countiesNew York judicial newsNew York judicial electionsJudicial selection in New YorkNewYorkTemplate.jpg