Sidney H. Stein

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Sidney H. Stein
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Assumed office
September 1, 2010
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
March 17, 1995 – September 1, 2010
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Pierre N. Leval
Succeeded by Alison J. Nathan
Personal details
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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] He assumed senior status on September 1, 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Pierre N. Leval
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1995–2010
Succeeded by
Alison J. Nathan