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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||3/14/1984 - Present|
|Chief:||1994 - 2000|
|Preceded by:||Cale Holder|
|Home State:||Mishawaka, IN|
|Undergraduate:||Indiana U., B.S., 1965|
|Law School:||American U., Washington College of Law, J.D., 1969|
Sarah Evans Barker is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
Early life and education
Born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Barker graduated from wikipedia:Indiana University with her bachelor's degree in 1965 and later from American University's Washington College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 1969.
Barker began her legal career as a legislative assistant to former Congressman Gilbert Gude in 1969 and for former Illinois U.S. Senator Charles Percy from 1969 to 1971. Barker then served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Government Operations Committee on the permanent Subcommittee on Investigations from 1971 to 1972 before becoming Director of Research, Scheduling, and Advancement for Charles Percy's 1972 re-election campaign. Later in 1972, Barker joined the United States Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 1972 to 1976. Barker later served as First Assistant U.S. Sttorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 1976 to 1977. From 1977 to 1981, Barker entered private practice in Indiana before being nominated by President Reagan as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana in 1981.
Southern District of Indiana
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, Barker was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana by President Ronald Reagan on February 14, 1984 to a seat vacated by Cale J. Holder. Barker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 1984 and received commission on March 14, 1984. Barker served as the Chief Judge of the Southern District of Indiana from 1994 to 2000.
Indiana foster care budget cuts (2010)
*The Indiana Association of Residential Child Care Agencies, et al. v. Indiana Department of Child Services 1:09-cv-01574-SEB-DML
On January 22, 2010, Judge Barker issued an order enjoining the Indiana Department of Child Services from cutting state subsidies from foster parents and treatment centers for helping out troubled children. The judge issued an injunction and also consolidated another suit by the same group of plaintiffs suing to stop the State of Indiana from implementing service cuts as part of the state budget. The Indiana Attorney General appealed the ruling to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in February of 2010.
- List of judges of the Southern District of Indiana
- Judge Sarah Barker Federal Judicial Center Biography
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Indiana
|Magistrate judges||Tim Baker • Kennard P. Foster • William G. Hussman • Michael Naville • Craig McKee • Debra McVicker Lynch • Denise LaRue • Mark Dinsmore •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|