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Nora Fischer

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Nora Fischer
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Station:   Pittsburgh, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   4/2/2007-Present
Preceded by:   Robert Cindrich
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Homestead, PA
Undergraduate:   St. Mary's College, 1973
Law School:   Notre Dame Law, 1976

Nora Fischer is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She joined the court in 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Education

Fischer graduated from St. Mary`s College with her bachelor's degree in 1973 and later graduated with her J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1976.[1]

Professional career

After law school, Fischer became editor for Callaghan and Company Legal Publishers from 1976 to 1977 then spent the remainder of her legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Pennsylvania from 1977 to 2007.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Pennsylvania

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, Fischer was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Judge Robert Cindrich as Cindrich resigned from service.[2] Fischer was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 14, 2007, on a unopposed 96-0 vote and received commission on April 2, 2007.[3]

Notable cases

ACORN challenges Pennsylvania voter-registration law (2010)

     United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (ACORN v. Tom Corbett, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., CV09-95)

Judge Fischer on May 28, 2010, ordered that a lawsuit by ACORN must proceed despite challenges to dismiss the case. ACORN sued the State of Pennsylvania over a state law banning the use of quotas in voter registration drives. Attorney General Tom Corbett argued to have the case dismissed on the basis of ACORN shutting down.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Cindrich
Western District of Pennsylvania
2007–Current
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
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