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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||08/02/2004 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Sterling Johnson|
|Past post:||2nd Judicial Department of New York, Associate justice, Appellate Division|
|Past term:||2001 - 2004|
|Home State:||Spartanburg, SC|
|Bachelors:||Johnson C. Smith University, B.A., 1966|
|Law School:||Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1976|
Sandra Townes is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She joined the court in 2004 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
Early life and education
Townes began her legal career with the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office as Assistant district attorney from 1977 to 1983 and was promoted to Senior assistant district attorney from 1983 to 1986 and became Chief assistant district attorney from 1986 to 1987. Townes later became a City Court Judge for the City Court of Syracuse from 1988 to 1999 before being appointed by New York Governor George Petaki as Justice of the Fifth Judicial District New York Supreme Court 2000 to 2004 and was promoted to Associate justice handling appeals for the 2nd Judicial Department of the New York State Supreme Court from 2001 to 2004. Townes also taught academically as a Adjunct professor at Syracuse Law from 1987 to 1995 and at Onondaga Community College from 1992 to 2001.
Eastern District of New York
Townes was nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2003 to a seat vacated by Sterling Johnson, Jr. as Raggi was nominated to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Townes was confirmed by the Senate on June 3, 2004 on a 95-0-5 Senate vote and received commission on August 2, 2004.
- List of active judges on the Eastern District of New York's website
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Townes
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of New York
Chief Judge: Carol Amon • Joseph Bianco • Brian Cogan • Sandra Feuerstein • Nicholas Garaufis • John Gleeson • Dora Irizarry • Kiyo Matsumoto • Roslynn Mauskopf • Joanna Seybert • Sandra Townes • Eric Vitaliano • William Kuntz • Margo Brodie • Pamela Ki Mai Chen
|Magistrate judges||Steven Gold • Joan Azrack • Lois Bloom • E. Thomas Boyle • Marilyn Go • Robert Levy • Arlene Lindsay • Roanne Mann • James Orenstein • Viktor Pohorelsky • Cheryl Pollak • Ramon Reyes, Jr. • A. Kathleen Tomlinson • William Wall • Vera Scanlon •|
|Former Article III judges||
Charles Sifton • David Trager • Frank Altimari • Charles Linnaeus Benedict • Joseph McLaughlin • Reena Raggi • George Pratt • Asa Wentworth Tenney • Edward Beers Thomas • Thomas Chatfield • Van Vechten Veeder • Edwin Louis Garvin • Marcus Beach Campbell • Robert Alexander Inch • Grover Moscowitz • Mortimer Byers • Clarence Galston • Matthew Abruzzo • John Bartels • Frederic Block • Henry Bramwell • Walter Bruchhausen • Mark Costantino • John Dooling • Orrin Judd • Harold Kennedy • Jacob Mishler • Edward Neaher • Eugene Nickerson • Leo Rayfiel • George Rosling • Anthony Travia • Joseph Zavatt •
|Former Chief judges|