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Name Fairbank, Valerie Baker
City Los Angeles
State CA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1949 in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1949 in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Consuelo B. Marshall. Confirmed by the Senate on February 1, 2007, and received commission on February 16, 2007. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2012.

Education:
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1971
University of California, Santa Barbara, M.A., 1972
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1975-1977, 1980-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1977-1980
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1986-1987
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1987-2007

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, May 4, 2006; no Senate vote

Miscellaneous Information:

Appointed as Valerie L. Baker


compress summary

Case(s) CJ-CA-0018 : Youth Justice Coalition v. City of Los Angeles
PN-CA-0025 : Vasquez v. Rackaukas

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