Milton Irving Shadur

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Milton Shadur
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 25, 1992
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
May 23, 1980 – June 25, 1992
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Hubert Louis Will
Succeeded by Blanche M. Manning
Personal details
Born Milton Irving Shadur
(1924-06-25) June 25, 1924 (age 90)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma mater University of Chicago
University of Chicago Law School

Milton Irving Shadur (born June 25, 1924) is a Senior United States District Court Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Shadur received a B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1943 and was a lieutenant (junior grade) in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He then received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1949, entering private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1949 to 1980. On April 2, 1980, Shadur was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Hubert L. Will. Shadur was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission on May 23, 1980. He assumed senior status on June 25, 1992.

Controversies[edit]

On January 29, 2010, a federal appeals court reviewing a decision by Shadur reversed it and remanded the case to a different judge, claiming that Shadur had been too lenient in sentencing a well-known former Chicago lawyer and politician to probation in a corruption case and had committed gross procedural errors.[1] On June 17, 2014 Shadur was forced to remove himself from a case involving Michael Jordan after Jordan's attorneys claimed in a court filing that the judge had “demeaned and disparaged” Jordan by characterizing the former Bulls superstar as greedy and attempting to bully him into reducing his damages claim.[2] On November 14, 2014, a federal appeals court in Chicago tossed Shadur from a sex-bias case because of the “abruptness and irregularity” in handling the case as well as the “unmistakable (and to us incomprehensible) tone of derision that pervades his opinion” dismissing the plaintiff’s suit.[3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Hubert Louis Will
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1980–1992
Succeeded by
Blanche M. Manning