Douglas H. Ginsburg
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
July 16, 2001 – February 11, 2008
|Preceded by||Harry Edwards|
|Succeeded by||David Sentelle|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
October 14, 1986 – October 14, 2011
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Skelly Wright|
|Succeeded by||Nina Pillard|
Douglas Howard Ginsburg
May 25, 1946
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Claudia DeSecundy (1968–1980)|
Hallee Perkins Morgan (Divorced)
Deecy Gray (2007–present)
|Education||Cornell University (BS)|
University of Chicago (JD)
Douglas Howard Ginsburg (born May 25, 1946) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed to this court at age forty in October 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, and served as its chief judge from July 2001 until February 2008.
Ginsburg was nominated by Reagan to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by Lewis F. Powell, Jr. in October 1987, but soon withdrew from consideration after his earlier marijuana use created a controversy.
References[change | change source]
- "Democrats open-minded on Ginsburg". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. October 30, 1987. p. 1, part 1.
- "President picks young, novice judge". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 30, 1987. p. 1A.
- "Ginsburg admits marijuana use". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI. November 6, 1987. p. 1.
- "Ginsburg withdraws as court nominee". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire service reports. November 8, 1987. p. 1A.
- "Drug furor forces Ginsburg's withdrawal". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 8, 1987. p. A1.
- Collapse of the Ginsburg Nomination: At the End, Ginsburg Stood Alone – and Still a Puzzle. John M. Broder. Los Angeles Times. November 8, 1987.