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John F. Grady

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John F. Grady
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   11/21/1975-5/23/1994
Chief:   1986-1990
Senior:   5/23/1994-1/30/2015
Preceded by:   Edwin Robson
Succeeded by:   Robert Gettleman
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1961-1976
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
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.[1][2]

Education

Grady graduated from Northwestern University with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and graduated from Northwestern Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1954.[2]

Professional career

Judicial career

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.[2][1]

Notable cases

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.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edwin Robson
Northern District of Illinois
1975–1994
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
Robert Gettleman


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