Michael Boudin

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Michael Boudin
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
June 1, 2013 – December 15, 2021
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
June 15, 2001 – June 16, 2008
Preceded byJuan R. Torruella
Succeeded bySandra Lynch
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
May 26, 1992 – June 1, 2013
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byLevin H. Campbell
Succeeded byDavid J. Barron
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
August 7, 1990 – January 31, 1992
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byJohn H. Pratt
Succeeded byGladys Kessler
Personal details
Born (1939-11-29) November 29, 1939 (age 83)
New York City, U.S.
SpouseMartha Field
Children3
Parent
Relatives
EducationHarvard University (BA, LLB)

Michael Boudin (/bˈdn/ boo-DEEN; born November 29, 1939) is a former United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He served as Chief Judge of that court from 2001 to 2008. Before his service on the First Circuit, he was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2010.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Boudin was born in New York City, the son of poet Jean (Roisman) Boudin[2] and the civil liberties attorney Leonard Boudin, and older brother of Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin.[3] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1964. He was a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1964 to 1965, and then clerked for Justice John Marshall Harlan II of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1965 to 1966.[4]

Legal career[edit]

From 1966 to 1987 Boudin practiced regulatory law at Covington & Burling, a Washington, D.C. law firm. He spent 21 years at Covington & Burling, primarily drafting appellate briefs in complex regulatory matters for corporate clients. He worked as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 1982 to 1983, and then as a lecturer there from 1983 to 1998. He then served in President Reagan's Justice Department as a deputy assistant United States Attorney General of the Antitrust Division from 1987 to 1990.[4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 18, 1990, President George H. W. Bush nominated Boudin to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to a seat vacated by John H. Pratt. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 1990, and received his commission on August 7, 1990. Boudin served on the District Court for about 18 months, but resigned on January 31, 1992 to return to Massachusetts.[4]

Two months later, on March 20, 1992, President Bush nominated Boudin to an appellate judgeship on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, headquartered in Boston, to the seat vacated when Judge Levin H. Campbell assumed senior status. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1992, and received his commission on May 26, 1992.[4] Boudin served as Chief Judge of the First Circuit from 2001 to 2008. He assumed senior status on June 1, 2013.[5][4] He retired from service on December 15, 2021.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  2. ^ "Jewish Currents". 2007.
  3. ^ Margolick, David. "An Unusual Court Nominee, N.Y. Times (April 24, 1992)".
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Boudin, Michael - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  5. ^ "Senior Status for Judge Michael Boudin" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-06-08.

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Legal offices
Preceded by Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Preceded by Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1992–2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
2001–2008
Succeeded by