Natasha P. Silas

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Natasha P. Silas
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Personal History
Undergraduate:   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1988
Law School:   University of Virginia Law, J.D., 1992
Natasha P. Silas is a staff attorney at the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Georgia and has held the position since 1994. On January 26, 2011 she was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by Barack Obama. Silas' nomination was returned to the president on December 17, 2011.[1]

Federal court nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Natasha P. Silas
 Court:Northern District of Georgia
 Progress:Returned 325 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:January 26, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
DefeatedDHearing:
DefeatedDQFRs:
DefeatedDReported: 
DefeatedDReturned:December 17, 2011

Silas was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on January 26, 2011 by Barack Obama to fill the seat vacated by Clarence Cooper. In the press release Obama stated, “Throughout their careers, these distinguished men and women have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to public service. I am confident they will serve the American people with distinction from the District Court bench.”[2]

Silas was rated Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified by the American Bar Association. You can find her Committee Questionnaire available here. Silas' nomination was returned to the president on December 17, 2011.[1]

The nomination of Silas in January 2011 was never endorsed by Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, though their reasons were never made public.[3][4]

Early life and education

Silas received a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988 and a juris doctorate degree from University of Virginia School of Law in 1992.[2]

Professional career

  • Staff attorney at the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Georgia 1994-Present
  • Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan 1992-1994
  • Assistant district attorney 1987-2001[2]

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