Anthony J. Battaglia

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Anthony Battaglia
Judge Anthony J. Battaglia.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 9, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by James Lorenz
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 64–65)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Alma mater Alliant International University
California Western School of Law

Anthony Joseph Battaglia (born 1949) was a United States magistrate judge in California and is now a District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. On February 4, 2011, Battaglia, was for the second time unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.[1] On March 7, 2011 the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 89 ayes to 0 nays[2] and he received his commission on March 9, 2011.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Battaglia was born in 1949, in San Diego, California.[4] He graduated from United States International University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts.[5] Battaglia then earned his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1974.[6]

Judicial service[edit]

In 1993, Battaglia was selected to serve as a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.[7]

On May 20, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Battaglia for a district court judgeship on the Southern District of California.[5] to fill the seat vacated by Judge James Lorenz.[7] He was renominated at the beginning of the 112th Congress. On March 7, 2011 the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 89 ayes to 0 nays[2] and he received his commission on March 9, 2011.[3]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Michael Mihm
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
2011–present
Incumbent