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Norman Moon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/12/1997 - 05/31/2010
Senior:   06/01/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Jackson Kiser
Succeeded by:   Michael Urbanski
Past post:   Virginia Court of Appeals, Judge
Past chief:   1993 - 1997
Past term:   1985 - 1997
Personal History
Born:   1936
Hometown:   Lynchburg, VA
Undergraduate:   University of Virginia, B.A., 1959
Law School:   University of Virginia Law, J.D., 1962
Grad. School:   U. of Virginia Law, LL.M., 1988

Norman K. Moon is a judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He joined the Court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Moon assumed senior status July 1, 2010.

Early life and education

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moon graduated from the University of Virginia with his bachelor's degree in 1959. Moon earned first, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1962, and later his Master of Laws degree in 1988.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Western District of Virginia

Moon was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia by President Bill Clinton on October 8, 1997 to a seat vacated by Jackson Kiser. Moon was confirmed by the Senate on November 7, 1997 on a Senate voice vote and received commission on November 12, 1997.[2] Moon assumed senior status July 1, 2010.[1] Moon was succeeded in this position by Michael Urbanski.

Notable cases

"Obamacare" suit: Federal healthcare law's constitutionality challenged (2010)

     United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (Liberty University, Inc., et al., v. Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, et al., 6:10-cv-00015-nkm)

In November 2010, Judge Moon rejected an argument brought by a private Christian college regarding the constitutionality of the federal healthcare law. Liberty University contended that the Commerce Clause does not allow Congress to mandate that Americans buy a commercial product. Moon disagreed with that claim, stating that purchasing insurance is within the authority of the federal government and the Commerce Clause.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jackson Kiser
Western District of Virginia
1997–2010
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Michael Urbanski


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