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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of New Jersey|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||6/14/2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Joseph Greenaway|
|Past post:||District of New Jersey, Magistrate judge|
|Past term:||4/26/2006 - 6/14/2011|
|Undergraduate:||Barnard College, Columbia U., B.A., 1982|
|Law School:||Fordham U. Law, J.D., 1989|
Claire C. Cecchi is a federal judge for the District of New Jersey. She joined the court in 2011 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. Prior to nomination, she served as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She was appointed to this position on April 26, 2006.
Early life and education
Before she became a judge, Claire Cecchi worked as a partner of the law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.
District of New Jersey
|Court:||District of New Jersey|
|Progress:||Confirmed 195 days after nomination.|
|Nominated:||December 1, 2010|
|ABA Rating:||Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified|
|Hearing:||March 2, 2011|
|Reported:||March 31, 2011|
|Confirmed:||June 14, 2011|
On December 1, 2010, President Obama nominated Cecchi to the seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Joseph Greenaway. President Obama had this to say about the nominations made on December 1, 2010: “These outstanding candidates have shown an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers. They all have long and distinguished records of service, and I am pleased to nominate them to continue serving the American people on the District Court bench.”
Cecchi received a rating of "Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2, 2011 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here.
Cecchi's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Cecchi's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 14, 2011 by a vote of 98-0.
- List of judges at the Newark office of the District of New Jersey
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Cechhi
- Biography for Clair Cecchi from Federal Judicial Center
- The Third Branch, "Judicial Milestones," May 2006
- Official FJC Bio of Judge Cecchi
- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Hon. Claire C. Cecchi profile
- White House Press Release "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate," December 1, 2010
- Biography for Claire Cecchi from Federal Judicial Center
- Nomination Materials
- 112th Congress Confirmations
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of New Jersey
|Vacancy Count by Congress|
|Vacancy Count by Year||Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2009 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2010 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2011 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2012|