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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Oregon|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||9/16/1991 - 9/24/2011|
|Chief:||1995 - 2002|
|Senior:||9/24/2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|Succeeded by:||Michael McShane|
|Home State:||Oregon City, OR|
|Bachelors:||U. of Oregon, B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||Georgetown U. Law Center, J.D., 1971|
Michael Hogan is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Hogan assumed senior status on September 24, 2011.
Early life and education
A Oregon native, Hogan graduated from the University of Oregon with his Bachelor's Degree in 1968 and later graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center with his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1971.
Hogan became a law clerk for federal judge Robert Belloni in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon from 1971 to 1972 before serving one year as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Oregon from 1972 to 1973.
District of Oregon
Hogan served as both a Federal magistrate judge and a Federal bankruptcy judge for the District of Oregon. Hogan started out in both roles being appointed to a seven year term as a bankruptcy judge and a eight year term as a federal magistrate judge in 1973. Hogan served as a bankruptcy judge until 1980, but was re-appointed to another full eight year term as a federal magistrate judge in 1981 and was re-appointed again in 1989 before being elevated in the ranks of the Federal Judiciary in 1991.
Hogan was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Hogan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 12, 1991 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on September 16, 1991. Hogan served as the chief judge of the District of Oregon from 1995 to 2002. Hogan assumed senior status on September 24, 2011.
Oregon ballot initiative restrictions
| United States District Court for the District of Oregon|
*Russ Walker et al., v. State of Oregon US 08-06135-HO
|Judge Hogan presided in a lawsuit over a recently added restriction to Oregon's initiative and referendum law on paid petition circulators. On March 24, 2010, Judge Hogan ruled that a 2007 law that places restrictions on paid petition circulators did not violate First Amendment rights. The judge found that the restrictions did not place a hardship on "core political speech" and said the restrictions were valid to "ensure the integrity of the petition process".|
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Oregon
|Magistrate judges||John Acosta • Mark Clarke • Dennis Hubel • John Jelderks • Paul Papak • Janice Stewart • Patricia Sullivan • Thomas Coffin •|
|Former Article III judges||
James Alger Fee • Matthew Paul Deady • Charles Byron Bellinger • Charles Edwin Wolverton • Robert Sharp Bean • John Hugh McNary • Alfred Goodwin • Otto Skopil • Edward Leavy • Claude McColloch • Robert Belloni • James Burns • William East • Gus Solomon • Helen Frye • John Kilkenny •
|Former Chief judges|