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Kari Anne Dooley (born 1963)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Kari A. Dooley
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Assumed office
September 13, 2018
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byRobert N. Chatigny
Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court for the Litchfield District
In office
2004 – September 13, 2018
Appointed byJodi Rell
Personal details
Born
Kari Ann Pedersen

1963 (age 55–56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
EducationCornell University (BA)
University of Connecticut School of Law (JD)

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BiographyEdit

Dooley received her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

She began her legal career as an associate in the Greenwich office of Whitman & Ransom. She served for twelve years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, rising to the rank of Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney and, ultimately, Counsel to the United States Attorney. From 2004 to 2018, she served as a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On December 20, 2017, President Trump nominated Dooley to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, to the seat vacated by Judge Robert N. Chatigny, who assumed senior status on January 1, 2017.[3] On March 7, 2018, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[4][5] On April 19, 2018, her nomination was reported out of committee by a 19–2 vote.[6] On September 6, 2018, her nomination was confirmed by voice vote.[7] She received her judicial commission on September 13, 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dooley, Kari Anne". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  2. ^ " President Donald J. Trump Announces Ninth Wave of Judicial Nominees and Tenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees " White House, December 20, 2017   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Eight Nominations Sent to the Senate Today" White House, December 20, 2017
  4. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for March 7, 2018
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for March 7, 2018
  6. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – April 19, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  7. ^ "PN1332 — Kari A. Dooley — The Judiciary". United States Senate. December 20, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert N. Chatigny
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
2018–present
Incumbent