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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||6/12/2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Lawrence Zatkoff|
|Undergraduate:||University of Michigan, B.G.S., 1979|
|Law School:||Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1983|
Sean Francis Cox is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was nominated by George W. Bush.
Early life and education
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Cox graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with his bachelor's degree in 1979 and graduated from Detroit Mercy Law School in 1983 with his Juris Doctor degree.
Cox is a former President of the Livonia Bar Association and served on the State Bar of Michigan Judicial Qualifications Committee from 1992 to 1996. Cox also served as Chair of Disciplinary panels for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission and wrote opinions on disciplinary matters involving lawyers.
Eastern District of Michigan
Cox was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005 to a seat vacated by Lawrence Zatkoff. Cox was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 8, 2006 on a senate vote and received commission on June 12, 2006.
MI police wrongfully imprison Canadians (2009)United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Timothy Daniel McGuire and James Lee Joseph Ryan, v. City of Royal Oak, et al., 2:05-cv-40185-SFC-SDP)
Judge Cox presided in the case of two Windsor, Ontario area men who sued two off-duty Royal Oak Police Officers after being assaulted after a fight during a 2003 concert. In August of 2008, the City of Royal Oak settled with the two Windsor-Area men, however, a Detroit News report leaked the confidential settlement amount. On September 17, 2009, the judge threw out a motion by the City of Royal Oak to disqualify the settlement as there was not evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to prove a violation.
- Sean Cox's webpage
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Cox
- Judge Sean Cox's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Michigan
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