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Name Gritzner, James E.
City Des Moines
State IA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Gritzner, James E.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Gritzner, James E.
Born 1947 in Charles City, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Wolle. Confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2002, and received commission on February 19, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2011-2015. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2015.

Education:
Dakota Wesleyan University, B.A., 1969
University of Northern Iowa, M.A., 1974
Drake University Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Assistant, U.S. Magistrate Ronald Longstaff, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1977-1979
Private practice, 1979-2002
Member, Iowa Board of Parole, 1980-1982

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, July 10, 2001; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) PC-IA-0012 : Bear v. Kautzky
PC-IA-0022 : Voshell v. Spence
PC-IA-0025 : Americans United for Separation of Church and State et al v. Prison Fellowship Ministries et al


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