Sean Cox

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Sean Cox
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/12/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   Lawrence Zatkoff
Personal History
Born:   1957
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
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.[1]

Professional career

Cox was a private practice attorney in Michigan from 1983 to 1996 before serving as Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan from 1996 to 2006.[1]

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.[2]

Judicial career

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.[3]

Notable cases

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.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lawrence Zatkoff
Eastern District of Michigan
2006–Current
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
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