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Paul Cassell
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Utah
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/15/2002-11/5/2007
Preceded by:   David Sam
Succeeded by:   Clark Waddoups
Personal History
Born:   1959
Undergraduate:   Stanford University, 1979
Law School:   Stanford Law School, 1984

Paul G. Cassell was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Cassell was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001. He served until his resignation on November 5, 2007. After leaving the court, he joined the faculty at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. [1]

Education

Cassell received his undergraduate and law degree from Stanford University in 1979 and 1984, respectively.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of Utah

Cassell was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Judge David Sam. Cassell was confirmed by the Senate on May 13, 2002, and received commission on May 15, 2002. He served until his resignation on November 5, 2007.[1] Cassell was succeeded in this position by Judge Clark Waddoups.

Career after judgeship

Victims rights advocate

In 2010 Cassell, working on the issue of victims rights for the National Crime Victims Law Institute, was critical on federal prosecutors not demanding or the lack of restitution payments from criminals convicted of possessing and downloading child pornography.[2]

The judge cited how a court finds someone responsible for their actions as a reason why some victims are not receiving restitution. Cassell said, "The question is, how much does any particular offender contribute to that harm? Is it fair to hold one offender accountable for all those images?"[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
David Sam
District of Utah
2002–2007
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Clark Waddoups