Richard Seeborg

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Richard Seeborg
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   1/4/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Maxine Chesney
Past post:   Federal magistrate judge
Past term:   2001 - 2009
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Landstuhl, Germany
Undergraduate:   Yale College, B.A., 1978
Law School:   Columbia U. School of Law, J.D., 1981

Richard Gus Seeborg is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He was nominated by President Obama.

Early life and education

Judge Seeborg earned his BA from Yale College in 1978 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from the Columbia University School of Law.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Seeborg served as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California from 2001 to 2009.[4]

Northern District of California

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Richard Seeborg
 Court:Northern District of California
 Progress:Confirmed 140 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:August 6, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:September 23, 2009
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:October 15, 2009 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 24, 2009
 Vote: Voice vote

Seeborg was nominated by President Obama for an Article III judgeship on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for the seat vacated by Maxine Chesney.[1][2] The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved his nomination on October 15, 2009.[5][6] Seeborg was confirmed by the full Senate on December 24, 2009.[7]

Seeborg received a rating of Unanimously Well Qualified from the American Bar Association.[8]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Seeborg's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Seeborg had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 23, 2009. The Committee voted to forward his nomination to the full Senate on October 15, 2009, and his nomination was confirmed on December 24, 2009.[8]

Notable cases

Facebook privacy (2010)

     United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Lane vs. Facebook INC, No. C 08-3845 RS)

Judge Seeborg presided in a case over privacy issues involving the widely-used social networking site Facebook. A lawsuit was filed in 2007 over a application called Beacon that kept track of a person's purchasing habits and web browsing activity. As part of the settlement, Facebook agreed to start a non-profit organization to advocate web privacy instead of splitting the money between 1.3 million plantiffs.[9]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Maxine Chesney
Northern District of California
2010–Current
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
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