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Daniel Manion

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Daniel Manion
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/24/1986-12/18/2007
Senior:   12/18/2007-Present
Preceded by:   Wilbur Pell
Succeeded by:   John Tinder
Past post:   Northern District of Illinois
Past term:   1971-1975
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   IN
Undergraduate:   Notre Dame, 1964
Law School:   Indiana University Law, 1973

Daniel Anthony Manion is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Manion is serving on senior status.[1]


Manion graduated from Notre Dame with his bachelor's degree in 1964 and from Indiana Law with his J.D. in 1973.[1]

Military service

Manion served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1966.[1]

Professional career

Manion began his legal career with the Indiana Attorney General's Office as a law clerk in 1973. From 1973 to 1974, he was a deputy state attorney general. Manion also served as a private practice licensed in the State of Indiana from 1974 to 1986 and was also a Republican elected member of the Indiana State Senate from 1978 to 1982.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of Indiana U.S. Senator Dick Lugar, Manion was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 21, 1986, to a seat vacated by Judge Wilbur Pell. Manion was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 26, 1986, and received commission on July 24, 1986. Manion later assumed senior status on December 18, 2007.[1]

Notable cases

Court allows for warrantless entry and seizure (2014)

     Seventh Circuit (Krysta Sutterfield v. City of Milwaukee, et. al., No. 12-2272)

In May 2014, the Seventh Circuit found that Milwaukee Police had the authority to enter Krysta Sutterfield's home without a warrant, due to exigent circumstances. The city claimed that Sutterfield posed harm to herself, following a comment made during a doctor's appointment. To that end, police arrived at Sutterfield's home, questioned her, seized firearms from her home, arrested her, then took her for an emergency mental evaluation. Sutterfield, who insisted she was of sound mental health at the time of the incident, sued on the basis of her Second, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The Seventh Circuit agreed that the police officers were protected under qualified immunity, even if Sutterfield's Fourth Amendment rights were violated. This decision affirmed a ruling by Judge Joseph Stadtmueller, of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Wilbur Pell
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
John Tinder