Susan Davis Wigenton
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey|
|Assumed office |
June 12, 2006
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John Winslow Bissell|
|Born||October 12, 1962|
Neptune Township, New Jersey
|Education||Norfolk State University (BA)|
The College of William & Mary Law School (JD)
Susan Davis Wigenton (born October 12, 1962) is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Early life and education
Born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, Wigenton grew up with three brothers in a sports-oriented family headed by her pastor father. She graduated from Norfolk State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 and later from The College of William & Mary Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1987.
Federal judicial career
Wigenton was a United States magistrate judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 2000 to 2006. She was nominated to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President George W. Bush on January 25, 2006, to a seat vacated by Judge John Winslow Bissell, who assumed senior status. Wigenton was confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 2006 by a voice vote. She received her commission on June 12, 2006.
Wigenton presided over the trial of Andrew Auernheimer for alleged cybercrimes. The trial resulted in Auernheimer's conviction on two counts, but on April 11, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the conviction for improper venue under the Sixth Amendment, holding that the online conduct of Auernheimer, a resident of Arkansas, did not have a sufficient nexus to New Jersey, where the trial was held.
Wigenton is married to Kevin Wigenton, an attorney in private practice in Red Bank, New Jersey.
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