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Myron Thompson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Montgomery, AL
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   9/29/1980 - 8/22/2013
Chief:   1991 - 1998
Senior:   8/22/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Frank Johnson, Jr.
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Tuskegee Institute, AL
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1969
Law School:   Yale Law, J.D., 1972
Myron Herbert Thompson is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He joined the court in 1980 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Prior to appointment, Thompson was a private practice attorney in Alabama.[1] On August 22, 2013, Thompson stepped down from full-time service and took senior status.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, Thompson graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in 1969 and his Juris Doctor, J.D. in 1972.[1]

Professional career

Thompson was an Assistant Attorney General with the Alabama Attorney General's Office from 1972 to 1974. From 1974 to 1980, Thompson was a private practice attorney in the State of Alabama.[1]

Judicial career

Middle District of Alabama

Thompson was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama by President Jimmy Carter on September 17, 1980 to a seat vacated by Frank Johnson, Jr. Thompson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 26, 1980, on a Senate vote and received commission on September 29, 1980. Thompson served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1991 to 1998.[1] Judge Thompson stepped down from full-time status to become a senior judge on August 22, 2013.

Notable cases

Alabama bingo case (2010)

     United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Judge Thompson ruled on February 1, 2010 that the Alabama Task Force on Illegal Gambling cannot be blocked from raiding a bingo resort. The Judge found that the matter is not in the jurisdiction of the federal courts. Despite the ruling, the task force warned patrons and operators of arrest if engaged in bingo activities.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frank Johnson, Jr.
Middle District of Alabama
1980–Current
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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