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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||11/05/1991 - Present|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
- Website of the Western District of Louisiana federal courts
- Telephone threats send caller to federal prison
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Doherty
- Judge Doherty's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Louisiana
James Kirk • C. Michael Hill • Kathleen Kay • Karen Hayes • Mark Hornsby • Patrick Hanna •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges|