Marianne O. Battani

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Marianne O. Battani
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 9, 2012
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
June 2, 2000 – June 9, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Anna Diggs Taylor
Succeeded by Matthew Frederick Leitman
Personal details
Born Marianne O. Battani
1944 (age 69–70)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater University of Detroit
Michigan State University College of Law


Marianne O. Battani (born 1944) is a senior United States federal judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Battani received a B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1966 and a J.D. from Detroit College of Law in 1972. She was in private practice from 1972 to 1981. She was a judge on the Common Pleas Court of the City of Detroit in 1981, and a judge on that city's 36th District Court from 1981 to 1982. She was then a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court until 2000.

On August 5, 1999, Battani was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Anna Diggs Taylor. Battani was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received her commission on June 2, 2000.

Battani is notable for sentencing Alan Ralsky to more than four years in prison in November 2009. This was for crimes relating to his stock pump and dump spam activities. She assumed senior status on June 9, 2012.

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