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Clifton Leland Corker (born 1967) is a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and a nominee to be a United States District Judge of the same court.

Clifton L. Corker
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Assumed office
May 1, 2015
Personal details
Born
Clifton Leland Corker

1967 (age 51–52)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
EducationJames Madison University (BBA)
William & Mary Law School (JD)

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EducationEdit

Legal careerEdit

After graduating from law school, Corker clerked for then-Magistrate Judge Cynthia D. Kinser of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. From 1994 to 1995, he was a volunteer with the federal public defender's office in Greenville. He then spent a year at Terry, Terry & Stapleton. From 1996–2015, Corker had a solo practice in Johnson City, before becoming a magistrate judge. There, he handled matters including complex civil litigation and capital murder cases.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Magistrate judge tenureEdit

On April 30, 2015, Corker was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.[1]

Nomination to district courtEdit

On October 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Corker to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. On November 13, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Corker to the seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee vacated by Judge J. Ronnie Greer, who took senior status on June 30, 2018.[2] On November 28, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[3]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Corker for a federal judgeship.[4] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[5] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 12–10 vote.[6] His nomination is currently pending before the full United States Senate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Eighteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Eighteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Thirteenth Wave of United States Marshal Nominees". whitehouse.gov. October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Twenty Six Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, November 13, 2018
  3. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for November 28, 2018
  4. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  5. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  6. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee

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