Edward Leavy

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Edward Leavy
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
May 19, 2005 – May 19, 2008
Appointed by William Rehnquist
Preceded by Ralph B. Guy Jr.
Succeeded by Bruce M. Selya
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
September 25, 2001 – May 19, 2005
Appointed by William Rehnquist
Preceded by Ralph B. Guy Jr.
Succeeded by Bruce M. Selya
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
May 19, 1997
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
March 23, 1987 – May 19, 1997
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Otto Richard Skopil Jr.
Succeeded by Susan P. Graber
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
May 3, 1984 – April 8, 1987
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Robert C. Belloni
Succeeded by Malcolm F. Marsh
Personal details
Born Edward Leavy
(1929-08-14) August 14, 1929 (age 88)
Butteville, Oregon
Education University of Portland (B.A.)
Notre Dame Law School (LL.B.)

Edward Leavy (born August 14, 1929)[1] is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a former judge for the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review. Prior to these positions, Leavy was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

Education and career[edit]

Leavy was born in Butteville, Oregon, along the Willamette River south of Portland in 1929.[2] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Portland in 1950, and earned his Bachelor of Laws from the Notre Dame Law School in 1953.[2] Leavy entered private legal practice in Eugene in Lane County, Oregon, in 1953, where he remained until becoming a deputy district attorney for Lane County the following year.[2] He served in that position until 1957.[2]

Judicial career[edit]

In 1957, Leavy became a district court judge for the county, and in 1961 became an Oregon circuit court (trial level court in Oregon) judge when the district courts in Oregon were abolished.[2] He continued as a judge in Lane County until 1976, and in 1974 spent time as a justice pro tempore on the Oregon Supreme Court.[2] From 1976 until 1984 he was a United States Magistrate of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon headquartered in Portland.[2]

Leavy was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 26, 1984, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Oregon vacated by Judge Robert C. Belloni. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1984, and received commission on May 3, 1984. His service terminated on April 8, 1987, due to elevation to the Ninth Circuit.[2]

Leavy was nominated by President Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Otto Richard Skopil Jr. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1987, and received commission on March 23, 1987. He assumed senior status on May 19, 1997.[2]

Later years[edit]

Leavy served as a mediator in the Wen Ho Lee case, successfully negotiating a plea agreement between the government and Lee. His hobbies include working on the Leavy farm, studying history, and traveling with his family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Outstanding Young Men of America". Junior Chamber of Commerce. 26 July 1965 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Leavy, Edward - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 

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Preceded by
Robert C. Belloni
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
1984–1987
Succeeded by
Malcolm F. Marsh
Preceded by
Otto Richard Skopil Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1987–1997
Succeeded by
Susan P. Graber
Preceded by
Ralph B. Guy Jr.
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Bruce M. Selya
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2005–2008