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Kathleen M. O'Malley

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Kathleen M. O'Malley
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/27/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Alvin Schall
Past post:   Federal Judge, Northern District of Ohio
Past term:   1994-2010
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Drexel Hill, PA
Undergraduate:   Kenyon College, A.B., 1979
Law School:   Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1982

Kathleen M. O'Malley is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She was appointed to this position by President Obama on March 10, 2010 and was confirmed by the Senate on December 22nd, 2010.[1][2]

Early life and education

Born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, O'Malley graduated from Kenyon College with her bachelor's degree in 1979 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1982.[3]

Professional career

Judicial career

Federal Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Kathleen M. O'Malley
 Court:Federal Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 287 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:March 10, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:July 28, 2010
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:September 23, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 22, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

O'Malley was nominated by President Obama on March 10, 2010 to fill a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated by Alvin Schall.[5] Obama said of the nomination, "Kate O’Malley will... bring an unwavering commitment to fairness and judicial integrity to the federal bench."[4]

The Federal Circuit Bar Association supported O'Malley's nomination to the Federal Circuit.[6]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Committee Questionnaire available here
Questions for the Record available here

O'Malley's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was be July 28, 2010.[7] On September 23, 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send O'Malley's nomination to the U.S. Senate for a vote.[8][9] O'Malley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 2010.[1]

Northern District of Ohio

On the recommendation of Ohio Senators Howard Metzenbaum and John Glenn, O'Malley was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President Bill Clinton on September 20, 1994 to a seat vacated by John Potter. O'Malley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994 and received commission on October 12, 1994.[10] She left the court when she was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alvin Schall
Federal Circuit
2010–Current
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
John Potter
Northern District of Ohio
1994–1010
Succeeded by:
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