University of Michigan Law School
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Name Chutkan, Tanya Sue
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica

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 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 4, 2014, and received commission on June 5, 2014.

Education:
George Washington University, B.A., 1983
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1987-1991, 2002-2014
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 1991-2002; staff attorney, 1990-1996, 2000-2002; lead attorney, sex offenses and domestic violence, 1996-1997; lead attorney, homicide, 1997-1999

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) ED-DC-0006 : Students for Fair Admissions v. U.S. Department of Education
ED-DC-0007 : Trustees of Princeton University v. United States Department of Education
IM-DC-0019 : American Immigration Council v. United States Department of Homeland Security
IM-DC-0025 : Zadeh v. Trump [voluntarily dismissed]
IM-DC-0026 : Pars Equality Center v. Trump
IM-DC-0027 : Universal Muslim Association of America v. Trump
IM-DC-0031 : P.K. v. Tillerson
IM-DC-0033 : Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of State
IM-DC-0034 : Garza v. Hargan [later Azar]
IM-DC-0050 : Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of State
NS-DC-0090 : Leopold v. National Security Agency
NS-DC-0091 : Crisman v. Department of Justice
NS-DC-0105 : Associated Press v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
NS-DC-0108 : Knight First Amendment Institute v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
NS-DC-0110 : Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
NS-DC-0123 : ACLU Foundation v. Mattis
PN-DC-0010 : Pitts v. District of Columbia

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