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Inge Johnson

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Inge Johnson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/9/1998-10/24/2012
Senior:   10/24/2012-Present
Preceded by:   James Hancock
Past post:   Judge, Alabama Circuit 31
Past chief:   1980-1999
Past term:   1979-1999
Personal History
Born:   1945
Hometown:   Svendborg, Denmark
Law School:   University of Alabama Law, 1973

Inge Johnson is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to appointment, Johnson was the chief judge Alabama Circuit 31. Johnson assumed senior status on October 24, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Born in the nation of Denmark, Johnson attended the City of London College and graduated with a Certificate in English Law in 1968 and later graduated from the University of Copenhagen School of Law with a Juris Certificate in 1969. In 1970, Johnson moved to the United States, and attended the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. At Alabama, Johnson graduated with a Master of Laws degree in 1970 and J.D. degree in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Northern District of Alabama

On the recommendation of Senator Richard Shelby, Johnson was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 31, 1998, to a seat vacated by Judge James Hancock. Johnson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 8, 1998, and received commission on October 9, 1998.[1] Johnson assumed senior status on October 24, 2012.

Notable cases

Mary Buckelew case (2009)

     United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (USA v. Buckelew, 2:08-cr-00357-IPJ-HGD)

Judge Johnson was the presiding judge in the trial of former Jefferson County Alabama Commissioner Mary Buckelew. Buckelew pleaded guilty to lying to a federal grand jury about accepting gifts from an investment banker while in office. The former commissioner avoided jail time in which she was sentenced to probation and community service.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James Hancock
Northern District of Alabama
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
Madeline Haikala