Danny C. Reeves

Danny C. Reeves (born August 1, 1957) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Danny C. Reeves
Danny C. Reeves official photo.jpg
Member of the United States Sentencing Commission
Assumed office
March 21, 2017
Preceded byRicardo Hinojosa
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Assumed office
August 16, 2019
Preceded byKaren K. Caldwell
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Assumed office
December 10, 2001
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySeat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Personal details
Born (1957-08-01) August 1, 1957 (age 63)
Corbin, Kentucky
EducationEastern Kentucky University (BA)
Salmon P. Chase College of Law (JD)

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Corbin, Kentucky, Reeves received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1981.

He was a law clerk to Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky from 1981 to 1983. He was in private practice in Kentucky from 1983 to 2001.

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Reeves is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Reeves was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 6, 2001, and received his commission on December 10, 2001. He became Chief Judge on August 16, 2019.[2]

United States Sentencing CommissionEdit

On March 15, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Reeves for a position on the United States Sentencing Commission, which will expire on October 31, 2021.[3][4]

On July 13, 2016, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5] His nomination expired with the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017. He was renominated by President Obama on January 17, 2017. His nomination was withdrawn by President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017, but Trump renominated him on March 1, 2017. On March 9, 2017, his nomination was reported out of committee. On March 21, 2017, his nomination was confirmed by a vote of 97–0.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Archived) "President Bush to Nominate One Individual to Serve in his Administration, Sixteen Individuals to Serve as Members of the Federal Judiciary, and Twelve Individuals to Serve as United States Attorneys", White House, August 2, 2001
  2. ^ "Judicial Milestones: Danny C. Reeves", uscourts.gov
  3. ^ "President Obama Nominates Judge Danny C. Reeves to Serve on the United States Sentencing Commission", White House, March 15, 2016
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, March 15, 2016
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for July 13, 2016
  6. ^ "PN85 - Nomination of Danny C. Reeves for United States Sentencing Commission, 115th Congress (2017-2018)". www.congress.gov. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2020-08-21.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
2001–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Karen K. Caldwell
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
2019–present