Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum
|Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
March 31, 1998 – February 5, 2016
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
March 4, 1986 – March 31, 1998
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Charles E. Stewart|
|Succeeded by||Naomi Reice Buchwald|
September 16, 1929
Crown Heights, New York
|Died||February 5, 2016
Manhattan, New York
|Residence||Manhattan, New York|
|Alma mater||Barnard College B.A.
Columbia Law School LL.B.
Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum (September 16, 1929 – February 5, 2016) was a United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Federal judicial service
Cedarbaum was nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Charles E. Stewart. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1986, and received her commission on March 4, 1986. Judge Cedarbaum assumed senior status on March 31, 1998, serving in that status until her death.
Cedarbaum oversaw the case against the would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She also presided over the Martha Stewart case.
- Law clerk, judge Edward J. Dimock, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1953–1954
- Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1954–1957
- Attorney, Court of Claims Section, Office of the Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1958–1959
- Part-time legal consultant, New York City, 1959–1962
- First assistant counsel, New York State Moreland Commission on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, 1963–1964
- Associate counsel, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1965–1979
- Acting village justice, Village of Scarsdale, New York, 1978–1982
- Village justice, Village of Scarsdale, New York, 1982–1986
- Private practice, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City, 1979–1986
Cedarbaum was married on August 25, 1957 to the late Bernard Cedarbaum, long-time partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn, and has two children, Daniel, a lawyer and leader of Reconstructionist Judaism in Chicago, and Jonathan, a lawyer in D.C. who clerked for the now-retired Associate Justice David Souter of the Supreme Court.
- "Miriam Cedarbaum, 86, Dies; Longtime Federal Judge" The New York Times, February 6, 2016
- "Shahzad Gets Life Term for Times Square Bombing Attempt". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
- Fried, Joseph P. (2016-02-06). "Miriam Cedarbaum, U.S. Judge, Dies at 86; Sentenced Martha Stewart". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
- "THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM : INTERVIEW WITH: MIRIAM GOLDMAN CEDARBAUM (MGC)" (PDF). Moma.org. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- Bradford Bachrach (1957-08-26). "MIRIAM COLDMAN IS MARRIED HERE - Assistant U.S. Attorney Bride of Bernard Cedarbaum, Aide of Justice Department - Article - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- "Paid Notice - Deaths CEDARBAUM, BERNARD". The New York Times. 2006-02-07. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
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- Jonathan G. Cedarbaum. WilmerHale. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
- 'Retirement' Missing From Vocabulary Of NY Judges
- The Federal Judge With Terror On Her Docket
- Judge Rules City Owns The Name Tavern On The Green
- Project Continuum: In Chambers with Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum '50
- Wall Street Journal article discussing Judge Cedarbaum in the context of Judge Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination
- Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Charles E. Stewart, Jr.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Naomi Reice Buchwald