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Leonard Stark

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Leonard Stark
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   8/5/2010-Present
Preceded by:   Kent Jordan
Personal History
Born:   1969
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
Undergraduate:   University of Delaware, 1991
Law School:   Yale Law, 1996

Leonard Philip Stark is a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He joined the court in 2010 after being appointed by President Barack Obama. Prior to becoming an Article III judge, Stark served as a federal magistrate judge on the court.[1][2]

Early life and education

Stark received an undergraduate degree in Economics and a master's degree in European Medieval and Early Modern History from the University of Delaware. He then earned a doctorate from Oxford University. Stark received his law degree from Yale University in 1996.[2]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of Delaware

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Leonard Stark
 Court:District of Delaware
 Progress:Confirmed 141 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:March 17, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:April 22, 2010
ApprovedAReported:May 13, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:August 5, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

On March 17, 2010,Leonard Stark was nominated for a federal seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware by President President Obama.[2] Obama called him a "distinguished candidate" and said that he has "displayed an exceptional commitment to public service and... will be [a] thoughtful and esteemed addition to the federal bench."[3] He was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Judge Kent Jordan.[4]

Stark was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association.[5]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Stark's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Stark had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2010. The Committee voted to forward his nomination to the full Senate on May 13, 2010. Stark was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010.[5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Kent Jordan
District of Delaware
Seat #3
Succeeded by:

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