Bridget Shelton Bade

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Bridget Shelton Bade
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
April 1, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byBarry G. Silverman
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
June 18, 2012 – April 1, 2019
Personal details
Born
Bridget Ann Shelton

1965 (age 53–54)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
EducationArizona State University (BA, JD)

Bridget Shelton Bade (born 1965)[1] is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was formerly a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Early life and career[edit]

Bade earned her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the Arizona State University, and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from its Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, where she served as an articles editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. After graduating from law school, Bade clerked for Judge Edith Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Bade served for four years as a trial attorney in the Environmental Torts Section of the United States Department of Justice Civil Division. She was later a shareholder at Beshears Wallwork Bellamy, where her practice focused on civil litigation. Bade then spent a year as special counsel in the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson. Following her years in private practice, Bade was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for six years.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Magistrate judge tenure[edit]

Bade served as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, a position she was appointed to in 2012, and left in 2019, upon becoming a circuit judge.[2]

Court of Appeals service[edit]

On August 27, 2018, President Trump nominated Bade to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[2][3] She was nominated to the seat previously held by Barry G. Silverman, who assumed senior status on October 11, 2016. On October 24, 2018, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[4]

On January 3, 2019, her nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019 President Trump announced his intent to renominate Bade for a federal judgeship.[5] Her nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[6] On February 7, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a 17–5 vote.[7] On March 25, 2019, the Senate invoked cloture on her nomination by a vote of 77–20.[8] On March 26, 2019, the Senate voted to confirm Bade by a 78–21 vote.[9] She received her judicial commission on April 1, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Bridget Shelton Bade
  2. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Seventeenth Wave of Judicial Nominees". whitehouse.gov. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "PN2449 — Bridget S. Bade — The Judiciary". United States Senate. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 24, 2018
  5. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  6. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  7. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  8. ^ "On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit)". United States Senate. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit)". United States Senate. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 26, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Barry G. Silverman
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2019–present
Incumbent