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Patrick Schiltz

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Patrick Schiltz
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   4/28/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   Richard Kyle
Personal History
Born:   1960
Hometown:   Duluth, MN
Undergraduate:   College of St. Scholastica, B.A., 1981
Law School:   Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985

Patrick Schlitz is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A native of Minnesota, Schiltz graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with his bachelor's degree in 1981 and later graduated from Harvard Law School in 1985.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of Minnesota

On the recommendation of Senator Norm Coleman, Schiltz was nominated by George W. Bush on December 14, 2005 to a seat vacated by Richard Kyle as Kyle went on senior status. Schiltz was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2006 on a majority voice vote and received commission on April 28, 2006[1][2]

Notable cases

Child pornography restitution case (2010)

     United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (USA v. Buchanan, 0:09-cr-00045-PJS-RLE)

On January 4, 2010, Judge Schlitz issued an order to determine why restitution for damages was not asked for by federal prosecutors in the case of Brandon Anthony Buchanan of St. Paul, who was convicted on possession of child pornography. The judge also criticized the District of Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office for not taking a stand in demanding restitution from those convicted of child pornography offenses. Prosecutors were given until January 29, 2010 to respond to the judge's order on why restitution was not required.[3] In early April 2010, it was announced that an agreement was reached by all parties for Buchanan to pay $1,000 in restitution to his victim, known as "Amy".[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Richard Kyle
District of Minnesota
Seat #6
Succeeded by:

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