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Judith Rogers

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Judith Rogers
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   51
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   3/11/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   Clarence Thomas
Past post:   District of Columbia State Court of Appeals
Past chief:   1988-1994
Past term:   1979-1994
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Radcliffe College '61
Law School:   Harvard Law '64
Grad. School:   U. of Virginia Law '88

Judith Ann Wilson Rogers is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[1] She joined the Court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in New York City, New York, Rogers graduated from Radcliffe College with her bachelor's degree in 1961 and later received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1964. Rogers received her Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988.[1]

Professional career

Rogers was a law clerk in the Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia from 1964 to 1965 before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice (DOJ) U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia until 1968. Rogers was Staff Attorney for the San Francisco, California Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation from 1968 to 1969 before becoming a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the DOJ in Washington, D.C., from 1969 to 1971. Rogers was General Counsel of the Congressional Commission on the Organization of the District Government from 1971 to 1972 and the Legislative Program Coordinator for the Office of the Assistant to the Mayor-Commissioner in the Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 1972 to 1974. Rogers was Special Assistant for Legislation for the District of Columbia Mayor's Office until 1979 before serving as an Assistant City Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations for the District in 1979. Rogers was the Corporation Counsel for Washington, D.C. from 1979 to 1983. Rogers served as judge of the District of Columbia State Court of Appeals from 1979 to 1988 and was the Chief Judge of the Court from 1988 to 1994.[1]

Judicial career

DC Circuit

On the recommendation of the at-large Congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Rogers was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Bill Clinton on November 17, 1993 to a seat vacated by Clarence Thomas as Thomas was appointed to serve as Associate Justice of the United States for the Supreme Court of the United States. Rogers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 10, 1994 on a Senate voice vote and received commission on March 11, 1994.[2]

See also

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