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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia|
|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|
|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.
- Private practice, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1962-1974
- Judge, Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 1974-1985
- Chief judge, 1983-1984
- Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1985-1997
- Chief judge, 1993-1997
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. Moon assumed senior status July 1, 2010. Moon was succeeded in this position by Michael Urbanski.
"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.
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Moon
- The Daily Progress "Area judge requests official ‘senior status’," February 25, 2010
- Judge Moon Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Virginia
Jackson Kiser • Norman Moon •
|Magistrate judges||Pamela Sargent • James Welsh • Robert Ballou • Joel C. Hoppe •|
|Former Article III judges||
John George Jackson • Alexander Caldwell • Philip Clayton Pendleton • Isaac Samuels Pennybacker • John White Brockenbrough • John Jay Jackson • Alexander Rives • John Paul • Henry Clay McDowell • James Turk • Glen Williams • Samuel Wilson • John Paul, Jr. • Armistead Dobie • Floyd Roberts • Alfred Barksdale • Ted Dalton • James Michael • Thomas Michie • Roby Thompson • Hiram Widener •
|Former Chief judges|