World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Gene E. K. Pratter

Article Id: WHEBN0018439947
Reproduction Date:

Title: Gene E. K. Pratter  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject:
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Gene E. K. Pratter

Gene Ellen Kreyche Pratter (born 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and former nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Background

Judge Pratter received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1971, and her Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975.

She was appointed to the court by President William H. Yohn. She was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 2004, and received her commission on June 16, 2004. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as general counsel to the law firm of Duane Morris LLP.[1]

Third Circuit nomination under Bush

On November 15, 2007, she was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen, who assumed senior status in 2006.[2] In February 2008, the liberal group Leadership Conference on Civil Rights sent a letter to the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, then chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT. The group claimed that Pratter had as a district court judge, "exhibited a willingness to prematurely dismiss the claims of civil rights plaintiffs and to inhibit advocacy by their counsel, thus denying these plaintiffs access to a full and fair legal process."[3] As a result, Leahy refused to process her nomination for the rest of the 110th Congress. In an act of reconciliation with the Senate Democrats, Bush withdrew her nomination in July 2008 in favor of Paul S. Diamond.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Duane Morris firm history
  2. ^ Current federal judicial nominees pending
  3. ^ http://saveourcourts.civilrights.org/the_facts/remote-page.jsp?itemID=33512761
  4. ^ Law.com article
  5. ^ http://www.instablogs.com/entry/bush-nominates-judge-for-3rd-us-appeals-court/

Sources


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.