Douglas H. Ginsburg

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Douglas Ginsburg
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Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
July 16, 2001 – February 11, 2008
Preceded byHarry Edwards
Succeeded byDavid Sentelle
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
October 14, 1986 – October 14, 2011
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySkelly Wright
Succeeded byNina Pillard
Personal details
Born
Douglas Howard Ginsburg

(1946-05-25) May 25, 1946 (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse(s)Claudia DeSecundy (1968–1980)
Hallee Perkins Morgan (Divorced)
Deecy Gray (2007–present)
EducationCornell 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,[1][2] but soon withdrew from consideration after his earlier marijuana use created a controversy.[3][4][5]

He is of Jewish descent.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Democrats open-minded on Ginsburg". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. October 30, 1987. p. 1, part 1.
  2. "President picks young, novice judge". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 30, 1987. p. 1A.
  3. "Ginsburg admits marijuana use". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI. November 6, 1987. p. 1.
  4. "Ginsburg withdraws as court nominee". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire service reports. November 8, 1987. p. 1A.
  5. "Drug furor forces Ginsburg's withdrawal". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 8, 1987. p. A1.
  6. Collapse of the Ginsburg Nomination: At the End, Ginsburg Stood Alone – and Still a Puzzle. John M. Broder. Los Angeles Times. November 8, 1987.