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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|Past post:||Macon Judicial District Superior Court|
|Undergraduate:||Mercer University, 1971|
|Law School:||Mercer University Law, 1974|
Willie Louis Sands is an Article III federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to joining the court, Sands was a judge on the Macon Judicial Circuit. Sands assumed senior status on April 12, 2014.
Sands served in the U.S. Army Reserve Signal Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 1974 and in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1974 to 1980.
- 1991-1993: Superior Court Judge, Macon Judicial Circuit
- 1987-1991: Attorney, Private Practice
- 1978-1987: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Georgia
- 1975-1978: Assistant District Attorney, Macon Judicial Circuit
Middle District of Georgia
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, Sands was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia by President Bill Clinton on February 9, 1994, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. Sands was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 6, 1994, on a majority voice vote and received commission on May 9, 1994. Sands served as the chief judge of the Middle District of Georgia from 2001 to 2006.
- Willie Sands Biography from the Federal Judicial Center, accessed May 13, 2014
- United States Courts, "Current Judicial Vacancies" accessed April 15, 2014
- THOMAS, "Nomination of Louis Sands" (Search for Louis Sands)
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Georgia
Hugh Lawson • Willie Sands •
|Magistrate judges||Charles Weigle • Thomas Langstaff • M. Stephen Hyles •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|