Kenneth Francis Ripple

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Kenneth Ripple
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Assumed office
September 1, 2008
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
May 10, 1985 – September 1, 2008
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by David Hamilton
Personal details
Born Kenneth Francis Ripple
(1943-05-19) May 19, 1943 (age 75)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education Fordham University (A.B.)
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
George Washington University Law School (LL.M.)

Kenneth Francis Ripple (born May 19, 1943) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Ripple was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a Artium Baccalaureus degree from Fordham University in 1965. He received a Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law in 1968. He received a Master of Laws from George Washington University Law School in 1972. He was in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972. He was in the United States Naval Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps since 1972. He was an attorney for IBM's Office of the General Counsel in 1968. He was a legal officer of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1972 to 1973. He was a special assistant to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1973 to 1977. He was in private practice of law in Washington, D.C. from 1977 to 1985. He has been a Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame since 1977. He was a reporter of the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules from 1978 to 1985.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Ripple was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 1, 1985, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 3, 1985, and received commission on May 10, 1985. He assumed senior status on September 1, 2008.[1]

Writings and other service[edit]

Ripple has authored numerous books and articles on constitutional litigation, judicial decision-making and a wide variety of other legal topics. A member of the Virginia, New York, Indiana and District of Columbia Bars, Ripple has the distinction of serving on the American delegation to the 1980 Anglo-American Judicial Exchange. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and has chaired the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules of Procedure. Ripple continues to hold a position as professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, teaching Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, and a Judicial Process Seminar.

Notable case[edit]

On November 21, 2016, Judge Ripple, joined by District Judge Barbara Brandriff Crabb found that the high number of wasted votes created by the 2011 Wisconsin State Assembly redistricting was unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering, over dissent by District Judge William C. Griesbach.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1985–2008
Succeeded by
David Hamilton