Janet Arterton

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Janet Arterton
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   3/24/1995-7/1/2014
Senior:   7/1/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Jose Cabranes
Succeeded by:   Victor Allen Bolden
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate:   Mount Holyoke College, 1966
Law School:   Northeastern U. Law, 1977

Janet Bond Arterton is a federal judge on senior status for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. At the time of appointment, she was a private practice attorney in Connecticut. Arterton assumed senior status on July 1, 2014, after 19 years on active service.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arterton graduated from Mount Holyoke College with her bachelor's degree in 1966 and later from Northeastern Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1977.[1]

Professional career

Arterton was a law clerk for Federal District Judge Herbert Stern for the District of New Jersey from 1977 to 1978, before entering private practice in Connecticut until 1995.[1]

Judicial career

District of Connecticut

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd and Joe Libermann, Arterton was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President Bill Clinton on January 23, 1995 to a seat vacated by Jose Cabranes. Arterton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 24, 1995 on a voice vote and received commission on March 24, 1995.[2][1]

Notable cases

New Haven Fire Department case (2009)

     United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven Firefighters Local 825 v. City of New Haven)

On November 24, 2009, Judge Arteron issued a order to the New Haven Fire Department to promote 14 firefighters that were involved in the Ricci v. DeStefano case after winning their case in the Supreme Court of the United States. Arteron was the judge that first heard the Ricci case at the district court level.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jose Cabranes
District of Connecticut
1995–2014
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Victor Allen Bolden


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