Landya B. McCafferty
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire|
December 17, 2013
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Steven McAuliffe|
|United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire|
2010 – December 17, 2013
|Born||1962 (age 52–53)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Spartanburg Day School
Landya Boyer McCafferty (born 1962) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
McCafferty was born Landya Marie Boyer in 1962, in Washington, D.C.. She received an A.B. degree in 1984, cum laude, from Harvard University. She received a J.D. in 1991, from Northeastern University School of Law. She served as a law clerk to Judge Norman H. Stahl, both at the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, following his elevation to that court. From 1993 to 1994, she served as an associate at the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. From 1994 to 1995, she served as a law clerk to Judge A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She served as a staff attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender Program from 1995 to 2003. She served as Disciplinary Counsel for the New Hampshire Attorney Discipline Office from 2003 to 2010.
Federal judicial service
On May 23, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated McCafferty to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to the seat vacated by Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, who took senior status on April 1, 2013.
After months of delay, the Senate confirmed McCafferty's nomination, 79-19, on December 12, 2013, after voting 58-40 for cloture on the nomination, cutting off a Republican-led filibuster. McCafferty is the first woman to serve as a district judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. She received her judicial commission on December 17, 2013.
- Senate Judiciary Committee Nomination Questionnaire
- Nomination announcement from whitehouse.gov
- Ben Leubsdorf, U.S. Senate confirms Landya McCafferty as new N.H. federal judge, Concord Monitor (December 12, 2013).
- Emily Corwin, N.H.'s First Female Federal District Judge Confirmed, New Hampshire Public Radio (December 12, 2013).
- History of the Federal Judiciary
- Landya B. McCafferty at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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