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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||10/19/2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Harry Barnes|
|Undergraduate:||University of Arkansas, B.A., 1977|
|Law School:||University of Arkansas Law, J.D., 1981|
Susan Hickey is a judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. She joined the court in 2011, after a nomination from Barack Obama. Prior to her nomination, Hickey served on the Arkansas Thirteenth Circuit.
Early life and education
Prior to taking the bench in 2010 with the Arkansas Thirteenth Circuit, Judge Hickey was a career judicial law clerk to the Honorable Harry Barnes of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney at Murphy Oil Corporation from 1981 to 1984.
Western District of Arkansas
|Court:||Western District of Arkansas|
|Progress:||Confirmed 190 days after nomination.|
On April 6, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Hickey to the Western District of Arkansas to fill the seat vacated by Harry Barnes. Obama said commented on the nomination, stating, "Throughout their careers these individuals have shown a dedication to justice. I am proud to nominate them to serve the American people from the district court bench."
Hickey had her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 8, 2011. You can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here. On July 14, 2011 her nomination was reported to the full Senate.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Arkansas
|Magistrate judges||Barry Bryant • Erin Setser • Mark E. Ford •|
|Former Article III judges||
Susan Carter • Richard Arnold • Terry Shell • Morris Arnold • Daniel Ringo • Hugh Waters • Henry Clay Caldwell • Isaac Charles Parker • William Story • John Henry Rogers • Frank Youmans • Heartsill Ragon • Harry Lemley • John Elvis Miller • Oren Harris • Jesse Henley • George Howard • Elsijane Roy • Paul Williams •
|Former Chief judges|
|Vacancy Count by Congress|
|Vacancy Count by Year||Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2009 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2010 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2011 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2012|