Philip S. Gutierrez

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Philip Steven Gutierrez
Philip S. Gutierrez District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
Assumed office
February 16, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Terry J. Hatter Jr.
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court
In office
1997–2007
Personal details
Born Philip Steven Gutierrez
(1959-10-13) October 13, 1959 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California
Education University of Notre Dame B.A.
UCLA School of Law J.D.

Philip Steven Gutierrez (born October 13, 1959)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Gutierrez received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1984. Gutierrez was in private practice in California from 1986 to 1997.

Judicial service[edit]

Gutierrez was a judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, California from 1997 to 2007. He is currently a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Gutierrez was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Terry J. Hatter Jr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 30, 2007, and received his commission on February 16, 2007.

Notable case[edit]

Gutierrez heard the trial of Xbox modding defendant Matthew Crippen, a DMCA related case. Gutierrez was noted as providing a scathing rebuke of the prosecution in the early phases of the trial.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Congress, U. S. (3 April 2017). "Congressional Record, V. 153, PT. 2, January 18, 2007 to February 1, 2007". Government Printing Office – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Kravets, David. "Xbox-Modding Judge Berates Prosecution, Puts Trial on Hold". 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Terry J. Hatter Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
2007–present
Incumbent