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David Tatel

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David Tatel
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   52
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/7/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Washington D.C.
Undergraduate:   University of Michigan '63
Law School:   University of Chicago Law '66

David S. Tatel is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[1] He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Washington, D.C., Tatel graduated from University of Michigan with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and received his Juris Doctor, J.D. degree in 1966 from the University of Chicago Law School.[1]

Professional career

Tatel began his legal career as an Instructor at the University of Michigan Law School from 1966 to 1967 before entering private practice in Chicago, Illinois until 1969. Tatel served first as the Executive Director of the Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 1969 to 1970 before serving as the organization's Director from 1972 to 1974, while pursuing private practice work in Chicago, Illinois from 1970 to 1972. Tatel entered private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1974 to 1977 before serving as the Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services until 1979. Tatel then resumed private practice in Washington, D.C. until 1994.[1]

Judicial career

DC Circuit

On the recommendation of the at-large Congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Tatel was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Bill Clinton on June 20, 1994 to a seat vacated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Ginsburg was appointed to serve as Associate Justice of the United States for the Supreme Court of the United States. Tatel was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 6, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 7, 1994.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

See also

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