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Name Ripple, Kenneth Francis
City South Bend
State IN
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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

Ripple, Kenneth Francis
Born 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 1, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1985, and received commission on May 10, 1985. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2008.

Fordham University, A.B., 1965
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1968
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1968-1972
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1972-
Attorney, office of the general counsel, IBM, 1968
Legal officer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Special assistant, Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger, 1973-1977
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1977-1985
Professor of law, University of Notre Dame, 1977-
Reporter, Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, 1978-1985

compress summary

Case(s) ED-IL-0003 : Marie O. v. Edgar
EE-IL-0271 : Jones v. R.R. Donnelley & Sons
EE-IL-0300 : Ameritech Ben. Plan Committee v. Communication Workers of America
EE-WI-0056 : United States of America and Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters v. City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
EE-WI-0058 : International Union v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
FA-IL-0008 : Shakman v. Democratic Organization of Cook County
JC-IN-0016 : Jane Roe v. Town of Highland, IN
JI-IL-0003 : Doe v. Cook County
PB-IL-0008 : Bertrand v. Maram
PB-MA-0010 : McLaughlin v. Panetta
PC-IL-0023 : Westefer v. Snyder
PC-IN-0006 : Taifa v. Bayh
PC-IN-0008 : Moore v. Final Reviewing Auth.
PC-WI-0002 : Gonzalez v. Litscher
PC-WI-0005 : Lindell v. Frank
PC-WI-0007 : Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Gonzales
PC-WI-0008 : Gilles v. Litscher
PH-IL-0001 : Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority
VR-WI-0018 : Whitford v. Gill

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