Jane Magnus-Stinson

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Jane Magnus-Stinson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 9, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Larry McKinney
United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
2007 – June 9, 2010
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 55–56)
La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater Butler University
Indiana University, Indianapolis

Jane Elizabeth Magnus-Stinson (born 1958) is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Magnus-Stinson earned a bachelor's degree from Butler University in 1979 and a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1983.[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 1983 until 1990, Magnus-Stinson worked as an associate for a law firm in Indianapolis. From 1991 until 1995, she worked for then-Gov. Evan Bayh, first as an executive assistant in 1991 and then as Counsel to the Governor from 1991 until 1995. She also served as Bayh's Deputy Chief of Staff from 1994 until 1995.[1]

From 1995 until 2007, Magnus-Stinson served as a Superior Court judge in Marion County, Indiana, in the Criminal Division.[1]

In January 2007, Magnus-Stinson became a United States magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, a position she held until becoming a federal district judge in 2010.[1]

Nomination to the federal district court[edit]

In November 2008, Magnus-Stinson notified Bayh, who by that point had become one of Indiana's two senators, of interest in a district court judgeship. After Magnus-Stinson underwent a series of interviews with officials from the United States Department of Justice and the Office of the White House Counsel, President Obama on January 20, 2010 nominated Magnus-Stinson to the seat on the Southern District of Indiana, to replace Judge Larry J. McKinney, who took senior status on July 4, 2009.[2]

On March 11, 2010, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary reported Magnus-Stinson's nomination to the full United States Senate.

The Senate confirmed Magnus-Stinson in a voice vote on June 7, 2010. She received her commission on June 9, 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Larry McKinney
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
2010–present
Incumbent