Judith W. Rogers

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Judith Ann Wilson Rogers
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Assumed office
March 11, 1994
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Clarence Thomas
Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
In office
1988–1994
Preceded by William C. Pryor
Succeeded by Annice M. Wagner
Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
In office
1983 – 1994[1]
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Catherine B. Kelly
Succeeded by Vanessa Ruiz
Personal details
Born (1939-07-27) July 27, 1939 (age 78)
New York City, New York
Education Radcliffe College (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M.)

Judith Ann Wilson Rogers (born July 27, 1939) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in New York City, New York, Rogers received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Radcliffe College of Harvard University in 1961, a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1964 and a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. After graduating from law school, she was a law clerk at the Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia from 1964 to 1965. She then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1965 to 1968, a staff attorney at San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation from 1968 to 1969, and a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division from 1969 to 1971. From 1971 to 1972, she was general counsel for the Congressional Commission on the Organization of the District Government, where she helped develop home rule legislation for the District of Columbia. She worked on legislative affairs in the District government from 1972 to 1979, a period in which the District held its first elections for city council and mayor under the new District of Columbia Home Rule Act. In 1979, Rogers became the first female corporation counsel for the District of Columbia.

In 1983, Rogers became an associate judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the highest court for the District of Columbia. She served as Chief Judge of that court from 1988 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Rogers was nominated by President Bill Clinton on November 17, 1993, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated by Judge Clarence Thomas. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1994, and received her commission on March 11, 1994.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Catherine B. Kelly
Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
1983–1994
Succeeded by
Vanessa Ruiz
Preceded by
William C. Pryor
Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
1988–1994
Succeeded by
Annice M. Wagner
Preceded by
Clarence Thomas
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1994–present
Incumbent