Frederick Scullin

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Frederick Scullin
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   02/10/1992 - 03/12/2006
Chief:   2000 - 2006
Senior:   03/13/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Mae A. D'Agostino
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   Syracuse, NY
Undergraduate:   Niagara U., B.S., 1961
Law School:   Syracuse U. Law, LL.B., 1964
Military service:   U.S. Army 1964 - 1966, Reserves 1966 - 1991

Frederick James Scullin, Jr. is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Scullin is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Born in Syracuse, New York, Scullin graduated from Niagra University with his undergraduate degree in 1961 and later from Syracuse Law with his LL.B degree in 1964. Scullin was a U.S. Army Infantry Commander on active duty from 1964 to 1966 and a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1966 to 1991.[1]

Professional career

Scullin was private practice attorney in New York from 1967 to 1968 before serving as Assistant District Attorney for Onondaga County from 1968 to 1971. Scullin was Special Assistant Attorney General of the Organized Crime Task Force formed by New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz from 1971 to 1978. From 1978 to 1980, Scullin was Chief Prosecutor of the Governor's Council for Prosecution of Organized Crime formed by Florida Governor Reubin Askew. Scullin returned to New York and entered private practice from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan nominated Scullin to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York where he served until 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of New York

On the recommendation of New York U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Scullin was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York by President George H.W. Bush on September 12, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089, which was approved by Congress. Scullin was confirmed by the Senate on February 6, 1992 on a senate vote and received commission on February 10, 1992. Scullin served as the Chief Judge of the Northern District of New York from 2000 to 2006 before assuming senior status on March 13, 2006.[1]

Notable cases

J.C. Penney mall expansion suit (2009)

     United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., v. Carousel Center company, L.P., et al., No. 5:04-CV-1356-FJS-DEP)

On October 7, 2009, Judge Scullin dismissed a lawsuit against the Carousel Center of Syracuse. JCPenney sued the Syracuse Area mall for breach of contract over a planned expansion of the mall. The judge found that a consent provision in their lease, which required their permission for an expansion, was among the property rights legally taken away from them in an eminent domain action by the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Northern District of New York
1992–2006
Succeeded by:
Mae A. D'Agostino


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