Levy Awaits Floor Vote on Nomination to Federal Bench

The National LGBT Bar Association informed members by email on Thursday, January 16, 2014 that “the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to advance the nomination of Judith Levy for a vote in the full Senate. President Obama has nominated Judith to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.”

Assistant United States Attorney Judith Ellen Levy was nominated  by President Barack Obama on July 25, 2013, to become a member of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The White House Press Office included this information in its release regarding Levy’s nomination:

 “Judith Ellen Levy has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan since 2000 and has served as the Chief of the Civil Rights Unit for that office for the past three years.  Previously, she was a trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1999 to 2000.  From 1996 to 1999, Levy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  She received her J.D. cum laude in 1996 from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.S. in 1981 from the University of Michigan.  Between college and law school, Levy worked at the University of Michigan Hospital and served as the bargaining chairperson for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for six years.”

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