Christopher C. Conner

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Christopher C. Conner
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
September 1, 2013
Preceded by Yvette Kane
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
July 29, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Sylvia H. Rambo
Personal details
Born Christopher C. Conner
1957 (age 59–60)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Education Cornell University B.A.
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law J.D.

Christopher C. Conner (born 1957) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Conner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1979 and a Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law in 1982. He was in private practice in Pennsylvania from 1982 to 2002, and was an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law in 2000.

District court service[edit]

On February 28, 2002, Conner was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania vacated by Sylvia H. Rambo. Conner was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 26, 2002, and received his commission on July 29, 2002. He became Chief Judge on September 1, 2013.

Notable case[edit]

On September 13, 2011, Conner ruled the individual insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional saying, in part, “The federal government is one of limited enumerated powers, and Congress’s efforts to remedy the ailing health care and health insurance markets must fit squarely within the boundaries of those powers.”[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Yvette Kane
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sylvia H. Rambo
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
2002–present