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Edmond E. Chang

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Edmond E. Chang
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/20/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Elaine Bucklo
Personal History
Born:   1970
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   University of Michigan, B.S.E., 1991
Law School:   Northwestern U. School of Law, J.D., 1994

Edmond E. Chang is a federal judge serving on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 2010 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the court, Chang was a federal prosecutor in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

Early life and education

Chang earned his B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering, cum laude, in 1991 from the University of Michigan, and his J.D., cum laude, in 1994 from Northwestern University School of Law.[2]

Professional career

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Edmond E. Chang
 Court:Northern District of Illinois
 Progress:Confirmed 241 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:April 21, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:July 15, 2010
ApprovedAReported:August 5, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 18, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

On April 21, 2010, Chang was nominated for a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President Obama.[1] He was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Judge Elaine Bucklo.[3] Chang was recommended to the President by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.[4]

Chang was rated Unanimously Qualified by the American Bar Association.[5]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Chang's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Chang's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on July 14, 2010.[6]

Chang's nomination was reported by committee on August 5, 2010.[7]

Chang was confirmed on December 18, 2010 by a Senate voice vote.[8]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Elaine Bucklo
Northern District of Illinois
Seat #10
Succeeded by: