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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
|Station:||New York, NY|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by:||Henry Werker|
|Succeeded by:||Alvin Hellerstein|
|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|Law School:||University of Virginia Law, 1955|
|Military service:||U.S. Marines, Reserves 1950-1952|
Louis Stanton is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
Early life and education
Stanton served as a U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Midshipman from 1945 to 1947 and also became a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve First Lieutenant from 1950 to 1952.
Stanton spent his legal career as a private practice attorney in New York City, from 1955 to 1985.
Southern District of New York
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Stanton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1985, to a seat vacated by Judge Henry Werker. Stanton was confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1985, and received commission on October 1, 1996. Stanton was succeeded in this position by Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Stanton later assumed senior status on March 21, 1997.
Madoff associate securities fraud case (2010)United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Securities and Exchange Commission, v. Cohmad Securities Corporation, et al., 09-cv-5680)
On February 2, 2010, Judge Stanton dismissed civil fraud charges against former Bernie Madoff associate Robert Jaffe on allegations of marketing a Ponzi Scheme. The judge held that because the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to allege sufficient facts to give rise to a plausible inference that Jaffe had awareness or notice of Madoff's underlying fraud, the case should be dismissed. Jaffe was alleged to have been marketing the ponzi scheme that led to Bernie Madoff's conviction in 2009.
- List of Article III judges of the Southern District of New York
- Stanton's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of New York
Henry Pitman • Michael Dolinger • Ronald Ellis • Kevin Fox • James Francis • Debra Freeman • Martin Goldberg • Gabriel Gorenstein • Frank Maas • Andrew Peck • Lisa Smith • Paul Davison • James L. Cott • Sarah Netburn • Judith C. McCarthy •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges||