Beth Labson Freeman

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Beth Labson Freeman
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Assumed office
February 26, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Personal details
Born Beth Ann Labson
1953 (age 63–64)
Washington, D.C.
Education University of California, Berkeley B.A.
Harvard Law School J.D.

Beth Labson Freeman (born 1953) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Biography[edit]

Freeman was born Beth Ann Labson in 1953, in Washington, D.C..[1] She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from the University of California at Berkeley. She received a Juris Doctor in 1979 from Harvard Law School. From 1979 to 1981, she worked at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson and from 1981 to 1983, she worked at Lasky, Haas, Cohler and Munter. From 1983 to 2001, she served as Deputy County Counsel at the San Mateo County Counsel's Office. From 2001 to 2014, she served as a Judge on the San Mateo County Superior Court, serving as Assistant Presiding Judge from 2009 to 2010 and Presiding Judge from 2011 to 2012. As a county judge, she presided over a broad array of civil and criminal matters.[2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

New District Judge Beth Labson Freeman receives the oath of office from Northern District Chief Judge Claudia Ann Wilken (April 24, 2014)

On June 20, 2013, President Obama nominated Freeman to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, to a new seat created on October 3, 2011, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 133(b)(1).[2] On October 31, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported Freeman's nomination to the full Senate. After the first session of the 113th Congress ended, Freeman's nomination was returned to President Obama, who renominated Freeman in January 2014. The Senate Judiciary Committee reported Freeman's nomination to the full Senate on January 16, 2014.[4] On February 12, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Freeman's nomination. On Tuesday February 25, 2014 the Senate voted 56-42 to invoke cloture on Freeman's nomination, with one Senator voting present. The Freeman nomination was confirmed later that day by a vote of 91-7.[5] Freeman received her judicial commission on February 26, 2014.[3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
2014–present
Incumbent