Joan Azrack

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Joan Marie Azrack
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Assumed office
December 19, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Joanna Seybert
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
Neptune Township, New Jersey
Education Rutgers University B.S.
New York Law School J.D.

Joan Marie Azrack (born 1951) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and former United States Magistrate Judge of the same court.

Biography[edit]

Azrack was born in 1951, in Neptune Township, New Jersey.[1] She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 from Rutgers University. She received a Juris Doctor in 1979 from New York Law School. She began her career as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1979 to 1981. From 1982 to 1990, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where she served as Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Section from 1985 to 1986 and as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 2014 she served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District and as Chief United States Magistrate Judge from 2000 to 2005.[2][3][4][5][6]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 18, 2014, President Obama nominated Azrack to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to the seat vacated by Judge Joanna Seybert, who took senior status on January 13, 2014.[7] She received a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on November 13, 2014.[8] On December 11, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[9] On Saturday, December 13, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. On December 16, 2014, Reid withdrew his cloture motion on Azrack's nomination, and the Senate proceeded to vote to confirm Azrack in a voice vote. She received her federal judicial commission on December 19, 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate Judiciary Committee Nomination Questionnaire" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "President Obama Nominates Seven to Serve on the United States District Courts". 18 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Joan M. Azrack". United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dominican Republic Envoys Accused in Heroin Smuggling". The Rock Hill Herald. May 15, 1982. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Diplomatic Envoys Accused of Smuggling". The Tuscaloosa News. May 16, 1982. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Azrack, Joan Marie - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  7. ^ "Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate". 18 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary". www.judiciary.senate.gov. 
  9. ^ "Results of Executive Business Meeting – December 11, 2014" (PDF). 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joanna Seybert
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
2014–present
Incumbent