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Jeffrey White

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Jeffrey White
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/15/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Charles Legge
Personal History
Born:   1945
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Queens College of City U. of New York, B.A., 1967
Law School:   State U. of New York, J.D., 1970

Jeffrey Steven White is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A native of New York, White graduated from Queens College of City University of New York with his bachelor's degree in 1967 and later graduated from the State University of New York Law School with his Juris Doctor in 1970.[1]

Professional career

  • Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970-1971
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland, 1971-1977
  • Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1977-1978
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1978-2002[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of California

White was nominated by President George W. Bush on July 25, 2002 to a seat vacated by Charles Legge. White was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 14, 2002 on a majority voice vote and received commission on November 15, 2002.[2][1]

Notable cases

Biotech beets (2009-2010)

     United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Judge White ruled on September 21, 2009 that the federal government did not properly examine the environmental impacts of sugar beets created by genetic type engineering. Despite the ruling, a separate hearing was originally scheduled on October 30, 2009 in which the judge would remedy a resolution to the case.[3] In August 2010, Judge White found that the US Department of Agriculture did not properly ascertain the environmental impact of genetically engineered sugar beets before granting approval. As a result, the judge disallowed the cultivation of the vegetable before a new impact statement was conducted and approval granted from the USDA.[4]

UC-Berkley raid (2009)

     United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Judge White on November 30, 2009, denied a motion to a lawsuit filed by two community organizers in Berkley, California over computers and storage devices seized in a 2008 raid. The FBI seized computers over allegations of threatening e-mails sent to UC faculty members. The organizations are sued the FBI over violations of the First and Fourth Amendments of the US Constitution.[5]

See also

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Charles Legge
Northern District of California
2002–Current
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
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