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Name Lynch, Sandra Lea
City Boston
State MA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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

Lynch, Sandra Lea
Born 1946 in Oak Park, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by Stephen Gerald Breyer. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission on March 17, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2008-2015.

Wellesley College, A.B., 1968
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Raymond Pettine, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1971-1973
Assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1973-1974
Instructor, Boston University Law School, 1973-1974
General counsel, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1974-1978
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978-1995
Special counsel, Judicial Conduct Commission of Massachusetts, 1990-1992

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, September 19, 1994; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) CW-MA-0001 : Connor B. v. Patrick
CW-RI-0002 : Sam M. v. Chafee
ID-MA-0001 : Ricci v. Okin
IM-RI-0002 : Estrada v. Rhode Island
JC-MA-0014 : Swain v. Spinney
JC-ME-0003 : Wood v. Clemons
JC-ME-0004 : Dare v. Knox County
JC-RI-0002 : Savard v. Rhode Island
PB-MA-0002 : Rolland v. Romney
PB-MA-0005 : Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
PB-MA-0006 : Gill v. Office of Personnel Management
PB-MA-0010 : McLaughlin v. Panetta
PB-MA-0011 : Hutchinson v. Patrick
PB-NH-0001 : Bryson v. Shumway
PC-MA-0038 : Kosilek v. Spencer
PC-MA-0039 : Kosilek v. Nelson
PC-ME-0005 : Wood v. Clemons
PC-PR-0001 : Feliciano v. Parole Board of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
PC-RI-0008 : Spratt v. Wall
PN-RI-0001 : Lopera v. Town of Coventry

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