Sean Cox

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Sean Francis Cox
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Assumed office
June 12, 2006
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Lawrence Paul Zatkoff
Personal details
Born Sean Francis Cox
(1957-09-24) September 24, 1957 (age 59)
Detroit, Michigan
Education University of Michigan (B.G.S.)
Detroit College of Law (J.D.)

Sean Francis Cox (born September 24, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is the older brother of former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox.

Education and career[edit]

Cox received a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Michigan in 1979 and his Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law (now the Michigan State University College of Law) in 1983. Prior to joining the federal bench, Cox was a trial judge in Michigan for the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan. He was appointed by Governor John Engler in 1996.[1] Before that, Cox was in private practice in Michigan from 1983-1996.

Federal judicial service[edit]

President George W. Bush nominated Cox to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on September 10, 2004 and renominated him on February 4, 2005, to fill a vacancy left by Judge Lawrence Paul Zatkoff. Due to the opposition of Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, Cox's nomination was not voted on until June 8, 2006, when he was confirmed by voice vote. He received his commission on June 12, 2006.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Paul Zatkoff
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
2006–present
Incumbent