Reggie Walton

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Reggie Walton
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Title:   Judge
Station:   D.C.
Alternative court:   United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Alternative term:   5/19/2007 - 5/18/2014
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Approval vote:   97-0-3
Active:   9/24/2001 - Present
Preceded by:   Stanley Sporkin
Past post:   Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Past term:   1991-2001
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   North Charleroi, PA
Undergraduate:   West Virginia State College '71
Law School:   American U. Law '74



Reggie B. Walton is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1] Walton also serves on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. His term runs from May 19, 2007 until May 18, 2014.[2]

Early life and education

Walton graduated from West Virginia State College with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and later graduated from the American University Washington College of Law with his Juris doctorate in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Walton became a staff attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia from 1974-1976 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. attorney and executive assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from 1976 to 1981. In 1981, Walton became Associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia until 1989 when he was nominated by President George W. Bush as Associate director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and served in that role until 1991 when President George W. Bush named Walton Senior White House Advisor for Crime. After serving in the White House, Walton became an Associate judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1991 to 2001.[1]

Judicial career

District of Columbia

Walton was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a seat vacated by Stanley Sporkin as Sporkin assumed senior status. Walter was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 21, 2001, on a unopposed 97-0-3 vote and received commission on September 24, 2001.[1]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Walton also concurrently serves on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He was appointed on May 19, 2007 and his term will end on May 18, 2014. He assumed the position of Presiding Judge on that court as of February 22, 2013, when John Bates's term ended.[2]

Notable cases

Roger Clemens perjury trial (2012)

  United States District Court for the District of Columbia
     *[ US v. Clemens]
Baseball legend Roger Clemens was found not guilty by a jury in his federal perjury trial last Monday. The jury found him not guilty of all six charges, including all 13 acts of obstruction that were alleged by the government.[3] The trial was referred to as a witch-hunt by Clemens’ defense team.[4]

Indicted in 2010, “The Rocket” was charged with three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury, and one count of obstruction of Congress The obstruction charge stemmed from Clemens’ 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was investigating the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports.[4]
Clemens has denied ever using PEDs, despite testimony from his former trainer Brian McNamee. McNamee claims to have regularly injected Clemens in the buttocks with PEDs during his career.[4]

The verdict, issued June 18th, was handed down after approximately 10 hours of jury deliberation. Tried in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the federal trial lasted nine weeks and featured heated testimony from all sides.[5]


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