Rebecca Doherty

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Rebecca Doherty
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Station:   Lafayette, LA
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/05/1991 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Fort Worth, TX
Undergraduate:   Northwestern State U., Louisiana, B.A., 1973
Law School:   Louisiana State U. Law, J.D., 1981
Grad. School:   Northwestern State U., Louisiana, M.A., 1975
Rebecca Doherty is currently serving as a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lake Charles, Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish). She joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

Doherty graduated from Northwestern State University-Louisiana with her bachelor's degree in 1973 and with her Master's degree in 1975 before later graduating from the Louisiana State University Law Center with his Juris Doctor degree in 1981.[1]

Professional career

Doherty spent her entire pre-judicial legal career as a Private practice attorney licensed in the State of Louisiana from 1981 to 1991.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Louisiana

Doherty was nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Doherty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 31, 1991 and received commission on November 5, 1991.[1]

Notable cases

Cockfighting Case (2005)

     United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
In 2005, Judge Doherty ruled that cockfighters had failed to prove their claim that a federal law clamping down on the cockfighting business discriminates against Cajuns and Hispanics and violates the rights of people in Louisiana and New Mexico.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Western District of Louisiana
1991–Current
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
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