Bruce Howe Hendricks

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Bruce Howe Hendricks
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
June 5, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Margaret B. Seymour
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
2002 – June 5, 2014
Personal details
Pronunciation /brsi/
Born Bruce McCaw Howe
1957 (age 59–60)
Charleston, South Carolina
Education College of Charleston B.S.
University of South Carolina School of Law J.D.

Bruce Howe Hendricks /brsi/ (born 1957) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and former United States Magistrate Judge of the same court.

Biography[edit]

Hendricks was born Bruce McCaw Howe in 1957 in Charleston, South Carolina.[1] Hendricks attended Sweet Briar College where she played basketball.[2] Later she transferred to the College of Charleston and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. She received a Juris Doctor in 1990 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. From 1991 to 2002, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Charleston, South Carolina, where she prosecuted a wide array of criminal cases before both the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Since 2002, she has served as a United States Magistrate Judge, in Greenville from 2002 to 2010 and in Charleston since 2010. As part of her duties, she presided over the first drug court program in the District of South Carolina.[3][4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 26, 2013, President Obama nominated Hendricks to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, to the seat vacated by Judge Margaret B. Seymour, who took senior status on January 16, 2013.[3] She received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 11, 2014. Her nomination was reported out of committee by a roll call vote of 16-2 on March 6, 2014.[5] On May 22, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on the nomination. On Tuesday June 3, 2014 the United States Senate voted 59-35 on the motion to invoke cloture.[6] On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 the United States Senate voted in favor of final confirmation by a vote of 95-0.[7] She received her judicial commission on June 5, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate Judiciary Committee Nomination Questionnaire" (PDF). 
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the United States District Court". 26 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Hendricks, Bruce Howe - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  5. ^ "Judicial Nomination Materials: 113th Congress". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 169. United States Senate. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 172. United States Senate. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Margaret B. Seymour
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2014–present
Incumbent