Natasha P. Silas
|Natasha P. Silas|
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|Undergraduate: || Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1988|
|Law School: || University of Virginia Law, J.D., 1992|
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
Federal court nomination
| ||Candidate:||Natasha P. Silas|
| ||Court:||Northern District of Georgia|
| ||Progress:||Returned 325 days after nomination.|
|Nominated:||January 26, 2011|
|ABA Rating:||Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified|
|Returned:||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.”
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.
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.
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.
- 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