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Name Ryan, James Leo
City Detroit
State MI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2081

Ryan, James Leo
Born 1932 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of ... read more
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2081

Ryan, James Leo
Born 1932 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1985, to a seat vacated by George Clifton Edwards, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2000.

Education:
University of Detroit Law School (now University of Detroit Mercy School of Law), LL.B., 1956
University of Detroit Mercy, B.A., 1992

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve captain, 1957-1992 (active duty, 1957-1960); lieutenant and law specialist, 1957-1960; military judge, JAG Corps, 1980-1992
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-1963
Private practice, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Justice of the peace, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1966-1975
Adjunct professor of law, University of Detroit, 1974-
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1975-1985
Adjunct professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1979-1985



This additional biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Ryan, James Leo
Born 1932 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1985, to a seat vacated by George Clifton Edwards, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2000.

Education:
University of Detroit Law School (now University of Detroit Mercy School of Law), LL.B., 1956
University of Detroit Mercy, B.A., 1992

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve captain, 1957-1992 (active duty, 1957-1960); lieutenant and law specialist, 1957-1960; military judge, JAG Corps, 1980-1992
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-1963
Private practice, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Justice of the peace, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1966-1975
Adjunct professor of law, University of Detroit, 1974-
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1975-1985
Adjunct professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1979-1985



compress summary

Case(s) CJ-TN-0003 : Alley v. Little
EE-MI-0189 : Huguley v. General Motors Corp.
FA-KY-0003 : ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky
PC-KY-0004 : Hensley v. Wilson
PC-KY-0007 : Kendrick v. Bland
PC-MI-0002 : Glover v. Johnson
PC-MI-0003 : Hadix v. Johnson
PC-MI-0007 : U.S. v. Michigan
PC-MI-0019 : Hadix v. Caruso


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