John F. Grady
|John F. Grady|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois|
|Appointed by:||Gerald Ford|
|Preceded by:||Edwin Robson|
|Succeeded by:||Robert Gettleman|
|Past post:||Attorney in private practice|
|Undergraduate:||Northwestern University, 1952|
|Law School:||Northwestern University School of Law, 1954|
John Francis Grady was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 1975 after being nominated by President Gerald Ford. He served on senior status until he retired from the court on January 30, 2015.
- 1961-1976: Attorney in private practice, Waukegan, Illinois
- 1956-1961: Chief, Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois
- 1954-1956: Attorney in private practice, Chicago, Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Grady was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President Gerald Ford on October 20, 1975, to a seat vacated by Edwin Robson. Grady was confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1975, and received commission on November 21, 1975. Grady served as the chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois from 1986 to 1990 before assuming senior status on May 23, 1994. He retired from the court on January 30, 2015.
Craigslist "erotic services" case (2009)United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Thomas Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, v. Craigslist, Inc., 1:09-cv-01385)
Judge Grady was the presiding judge in a lawsuit involving Craigslist. Grady threw out a lawsuit filed by Cook County Sheriff who wanted to sue the website for facilitating prostitution. He threw it out on the grounds that users of the website, not the website itself, are connected to prostitution.
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Illinois
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