Nanette Kay Laughrey

Nanette Kay Laughrey (born 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Nanette Kay Laughrey
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Assumed office
August 27, 2011
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
August 1, 1996 – August 27, 2011
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byJoseph E. Stevens Jr.
Succeeded byBrian C. Wimes
Personal details
Born1946 (age 73–74)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
EducationUCLA (B.A.)
University of Missouri School of Law (J.D.)

Early life and educationEdit

Laughrey was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1967, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1975.

Legal careerEdit

Following law school graduation, Laughrey was an Assistant state attorney general of Missouri until 1979, when she served as a municipal judge for Columbia, Missouri until 1983. She became an associate professor of University of Missouri (Columbia) Law School in 1983, and was made a full professor there in 1987. At the same time, she was deputy state attorney general of Missouri from 1992 to 1993.

Federal judicial careerEdit

On October 20, 1995, President Bill Clinton nominated Laughrey to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri to a seat vacated by Joseph E. Stevens Jr. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 24, 1996, and received her commission on August 1, 1996. She assumed senior status on August 28, 2011. Despite her joint appointment, Laughrey maintains chambers and hears cases only in the Western District, her chambers being located in Jefferson City.

Notable casesEdit

Laughrey is best known as the presiding judge in the Miracle Cars case. She has a reputation as a stern judge who exercises complete control over her courtroom.[1] In 2017, she ruled against the right of citizens to film public officials and officers in public. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Phillips, John III (2005). "God Wants You To Roll!". Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0786714433.
  2. ^ "Eighth Circuit: Citizens do not have a right to film public officials in public". KRCG 13. 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph E. Stevens Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

1996–2011
Succeeded by
Brian C. Wimes