Orinda Dale Evans

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Orinda Dale Evans
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Assumed office
December 31, 2008
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
1999–2006
Preceded by George Ernest Tidwell
Succeeded by Jack Tarpley Camp Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
July 24, 1979 – December 31, 2008
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Albert John Henderson
Succeeded by Steve C. Jones
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 74–75)
Savannah, Georgia
Education Duke University (A.B.)
Emory University School of Law (J.D.)

Orinda Dale Evans (born 1943) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Evans received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Duke University in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1968. She was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia from 1968 to 1979. She served as counsel to the Atlanta Crime Commission from 1970 to 1971, and was an adjunct professor of law at Emory from 1974 to 1977.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 5, 1979, Evans was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Judge Albert John Henderson. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 1979, and received her commission on July 24, 1979. She served as Chief Judge from 1999 to 2006, when Judge Jack Tarpley Camp Jr. became Chief Judge. Evans assumed senior status on December 31, 2008.[1]

Notable cases[edit]

On February 14, 2008, Evans sentenced tax protestor Sherry Jackson to four consecutive prison terms of 12 months each.[2][3]

On May 11, 2012, Evans decided the Cambridge University Press v. Becker case, ultimately determining that Georgia State University was the prevailing party and awarding attorneys' fees to GSU from the plaintiffs (Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and SAGE Publications).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Orinda Dale Evans at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Hayes Hickman (January 14, 2013). "No returns: Ex-IRS agent still challenging federal government's power". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Four Year Prison Sentence Affirmed for Georgia Tax Defier". Department of Justice. September 11, 2008. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Decision Summary: Publishers v. Georgia State University". Syracuse University. May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 

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Preceded by
Albert John Henderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1979–2008
Succeeded by
Steve C. Jones
Preceded by
George Ernest Tidwell
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1999–2006
Succeeded by
Jack Tarpley Camp Jr.