Sidney H. Stein
|Sidney H. Stein|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
September 1, 2010
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
March 17, 1995 – September 1, 2010
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Pierre N. Leval|
|Succeeded by||Alison J. Nathan|
|Born||Sidney H. Stein
1945 (age 71–72)
Passaic, New Jersey
|Education||Princeton University (A.B.)
New York University
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Sidney H. Stein (born 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Education and career
Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Stein was a New York Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975. He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Princeton University in 1967 and attended the New York University Graduate School of Education before receiving a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1972. While at Yale, Stein was an editor of the Yale Law Review. He was a law clerk to Judge Stanley Fuld, Chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1972 to 1973. He was in private practice in New York City from 1974 to 1995.
Federal judicial service
On January 11, 1995, Stein was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Pierre N. Leval. Stein was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 1995, and received his commission the same day.
In 2005, Judge Stein found that New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s attempts to investigate national banks was subject to federal preemption by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He assumed senior status on September 1, 2010.
- "Recent Case: Southern District of New York Rebuffs New York Attorney General's Bid to Regulate National Banks" (PDF). Harvard Law Review. 120: 627. 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
Pierre N. Leval
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Alison J. Nathan