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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||8/2/2002 - Present|
|Chief:||11/1/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Lawrence Karlton|
|Home State:||St. Louis, MO|
|Bachelors:||U. of the Pacific, B.A., 1977|
|Law School:||U. of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1983|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1988 - Current" Reserve|
Morrison C. England, Jr. is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. On November 1, 2012, England became Chief Judge of the court. 
Early life and education
A native of Missouri, England graduated from the University of Pacific with his Bachelor's Degree in 1977 and later graduated from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law with his juris doctoral degree in 1983. England has served in the US Army Reserve since 1988. 
England started his legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of California from 1983 to 1996 before becoming a Superior Court Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court from 1996 till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2002. 
Eastern District of California
England was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 21, 2002 to a seat vacated by Lawrence Karlton as Karlton assumed senior status. England was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2002 on a majority voice vote and received commission on August 2, 2002. .
Greyhound bus case
| United States District Court for the Eastern District of California|
*Soto v. TU PHUOC NGUYEN No. 2:06-cv-01612-MCE-DAD
|Judge England ruled that Greyhound must face trial in a lawsuit for a July 1, 2005 accident that seriously injured passengers on Interstate 5.
Passengers who filed the lawsuit claimed that their injuries could have been prevented if Greyhound equipped its buses with seat belts. Greyhound asked Judge England to dismiss the cases claiming that federal laws preempted Greyhound from equipping their bus lines with seat belts. Attorneys for Greyhound believe since the federal government does not require seat belts on buses that any action based in a state-level court on the failure to install seat belts was preempted by the federal government's inaction.England rejected Greyhound's arguments and ordered the lawsuits to a jury trial. Judge England found that "the absence of federal seat belt requirements for passengers is more descriptive of a minimum protection mandated by federal law, rather than a clear indication that such passive restraints should not be required." Judge England also wrote: "Government's failure to require seat belts on buses does not prevent injured bus passengers from pursuing claims based on the failure to install seat belts".
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of California
|Magistrate judges||Edmund Brennan • Greg Hollows • Dale A. Drozd • John Moulds • Craig Kellison • Gary Austin • Sandra Snyder • Stanley A. Boone • Allison Claire •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|