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Susan L. Carney

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Susan L. Carney
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   71-28
Active:   5/17/2011-Present
Preceded by:   Barrington Parker
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Waltham, MA
Undergraduate:   Harvard University, 1973
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1977

Susan L. Carney is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She joined the court in 2011 after begin nominated by President Barack Obama. Prior to nomination, she was the Deputy General Counsel for Yale University.[1]

Early life and education

Carney was born and raised in Massachusetts. She went to public schools in Lexington and Weston, MA.[2] Carney attended Harvard College and graduated with an A.B. (cum laude) in 1973. Carney received a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1977.[3][1]

Professional career

  • Deputy General Counsel of Yale University, 2001 - 2011
  • General Counsel Office, Yale, 1998 - 2001
  • Associate General Counsel of the Peace Corps, 1996 - 1998
  • Of Counsel to the D.C. labor law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser
  • Founding partner of the Washington, D.C. office of the Los Angeles-based firm Tuttle & Taylor, 1986
  • Private practice with Rogovin, Huge & Lenzner in Washington, D.C., both as an associate and as partner, 1979 - 1986
  • Law Clerk to Judge Levin Hicks Campbell on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit[3][1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Susan L. Carney
 Court:Second Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 362 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:May 20, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:September 15, 2010
ApprovedAHearing Transcript:Hearing Transcript
ApprovedAReported:February 17, 2011 December 1, 2010
ApprovedAConfirmed:May 17, 2011
 Vote: 71-28

Carney was nominated by President Obama on May 20, 2010 to fill a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Barrington Parker.[4] Obama said of the nomination, "At every step of her career, Susan Carney has performed with excellence and unwavering integrity. I am confident she will serve the people of Connecticut with distinction on the Circuit Court bench."[3]

The American Bar Association gave Carney a rating of "Qualified" from the substantial majority and "Not Qualified" from the minority. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 15, 2010 and you can find her Hearing Transcript Here.[5][6]

Carney's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Carney's nomination was confirmed on May 17, 2011 with a vote of 71-28.[7]

Awards and associations

  • Member of the Connecticut Bar
  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar
  • Serves on the board of directors of the National Association of College & University Attorneys[3]

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Barrington Parker
Second Circuit
Seat #4
Succeeded by:

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