David Alan Ezra
|David Alan Ezra|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Hawaii|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||5/20/1988 - 6/27/2012|
|Chief:||1999 - 2005|
|Senior:||6/27/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Samuel King|
|Succeeded by:||Derrick Kahala Watson|
|Home State:||Columbus, OH|
|Bachelors:||St. Mary`s U., B.B.A., 1969|
|Law School:||St. Mary`s U. School of Law, J.D., 1972|
|Military service:||U.S. Army Reserve 1971 - 1977|
David Alan Ezra is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He assumed senior status on June 27, 2012. 
Early life and education
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Ezra graduated from St. Mary`s University with his Bachelor's in Business Administration in 1969 and obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1972. Ezra served in the United States Army Reserves from 1971 to 1977.
In 1972, Ezra was a law clerk in the Office of the Corporate Counsel for the City of Honolulu and Honolulu County. Ezra served as a private practice attorney in Hawaii from 1972 to 1988. Ezra has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law since 1978. 
District of Hawaii
Ezra was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii by President Ronald Reagan on November 18, 1987, to a seat vacated by Samuel King. Ezra was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 1988 and received commission on May 20, 1988. He served as chief judge of the court from 1999-2005. He assumed senior status on June 27, 2012. 
A notable case on this page needs to be updated.
Judge Ezra on October 22, 2009, denied two motions filed by special education teachers against a Hawaii Department of Education order for fourteen furlough days during the 2009-2010 school year.
Attorneys called for the motion claiming that it would put special education students at a disadvantage, however the judge differed and denied the motion on grounds it would not give enough notice for teachers to report back to work.
The lawsuit comes after Hawaii is experiencing a serious fiscal crisis.
On November 3, 2009, Judge Ezra will be working on a possible settlement over the teacher furloughs despite he recused himself from a later court date in the case next year.
- News: Federal Judicial Selection Commission seeks applications for Hawaii federal district judge position, March 7, 2012
- News: Hawaii federal judge David Ezra to retire in June, February 24, 2012
- ↑ KITV.com, "Inouye: Federal Judge David Ezra To Retire In June" 2/20/2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Judge Ezra's Biography at the Federal Judicial Center
- ↑ "THOMAS" David Ezra USDC, HI confirmation:PN698-100
- ↑ "Examiner" Judge denies temporary restraining order to stop school furloughs, October 22, 2009
- ↑ "Newsday" Hawaii teacher furlough talks may occur this week, November 4, 2009
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