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Sue Myerscough

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Sue Myerscough
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3T
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   3/14/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Jeanne Scott
Personal History
Born:   October 22, 1951
Hometown:   Springfield, IL
Undergraduate:   Southern Illinois U., B.A., 1973
Law School:   Southern Illinois U. School of Law, J.D., 1980

Sue E. Myerscough is a judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. She was nominated to the court by President Barack Obama in February 2010. Prior to this post, she was an appellate judge on the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court, a position she was elected to in 1998.[1][2]

Early life and education

Judge Myerscough graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.A. degree in 1973 and with a J.D. degree from the SIU Law School in 1980.[1]

Professional career

Judge Myerscough began her career as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Harold A. Baker. She worked as a private practice lawyer until 1987, when she was appointed associate judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit Court. Myerscough became a circuit judge in 1990 and the Chief Judge of this court in 1994. She then joined the Appellate Court in 1998.[1]

Judicial career

Central District of Illinois

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Sue Myerscough
 Court:Central District of Illinois
 Progress:Confirmed 263 days after nomination.
ApprovedAABA Rating:Qualified

In February 2010, Senator Dick Durbin recommended Myerscough to President Obama for a seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.[3] On June 17, 2010, Obama nominated Myerscough to fill the seat vacated by Joe McDade.[4]

Myerscough was unanimously rated "Qualified" by the American Bar Association. Myerscough's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on September 15, 2010, and you can find her hearing transcript here.[5] She was moved out of committee on a voice vote on December 1, 2010.[6][7]

Myerscough's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Myerscough was confirmed to her position by the U.S. Senate on March 7, 2011, by an 89-0 vote.[8]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jeanne Scott
Central District of Illinois
Seat #3T
Succeeded by:

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