Sarah D. Morrison

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Sarah D. Morrison
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Assumed office
June 14, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byGregory L. Frost
Personal details
Born
Sarah Elizabeth Daggett

(1970-11-12) November 12, 1970 (age 48)
Lufkin, Texas, U.S.
EducationOhio State University (BA)
Capital University Law School (JD)

Sarah Daggett Morrison (born November 12, 1970) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Early life and education[edit]

Morrison was born on November 12, 1970, in Lufkin, Texas.[1] She received her Bachelor of Arts from the Ohio State University and her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Capital University Law School, where she was inducted into the Order of the Curia and served as an associate editor of the Capital University Law Review.[2]

Legal career[edit]

After graduation from law school, Morrison served as a law clerk to Judge John David Holschuh of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Before entering state service, she was a partner in the Columbus, Ohio office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, where she practiced complex civil and commercial litigation. Prior to her appointment as Administrator, she served for four years as the General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. From 2016–2019 she served as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, where she oversaw the investment of $25 billion and an agency staff of 1,800.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Morrison to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.[3] On April 12, 2018, her nomination was sent to the Senate. She was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge Gregory L. Frost, who retired on May 2, 2016.[4] On October 10, 2018, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5]

On January 3, 2019, her nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Morrison for a federal judgeship.[6] Her nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[7] On February 7, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[8] On June 10, 2019, the Senate voted 89–7 to invoke cloture on the nomination.[9] On June 11, 2019, the Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 89–7.[10] She received her judicial commission on June 14, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawyer Central profile
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals" White House, April 10, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Torry, Jack (April 10, 2018). "Trump nominates Ohio workers' comp administrator to federal court". The Columbus Dispatch.
  4. ^ "Twenty-Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 12, 2018
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 10, 2018
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  7. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  8. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  9. ^ Roll Call Vote 116th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 148, United States Senate, June 10, 2019
  10. ^ Roll Call Vote 116th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 149, United States Senate, June 11, 2019

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Gregory L. Frost
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
2019–present
Incumbent