Susie Morgan

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Susie Morgan
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Assumed office
March 30, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Thomas Porteous
Personal details
Born (1953-04-22) April 22, 1953 (age 65)
Winnsboro, Louisiana
Education University of Louisiana at Monroe (B.A., M.A.)
Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D.)

Donna Sue "Susie" Morgan, known professionally as Susie Morgan, formerly known as Donna Sue Beach & Donna Sue Leteff, (born April 22, 1953) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Winnsboro, Louisiana, Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana, and her Master of Arts in 1976. She obtained a Juris Doctor; Order of the Coif in 1980 from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Morgan first worked from 1980 to 1981 as a law clerk to Judge Henry Anthony Politz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.[3] Morgan joined the Shreveport firm of Wiener, Weiss and Madison in 1981, where she started as an associate and became a partner in 1985. She worked with them for more than 24 years.[3]

She most recently practiced in the New Orleans office of the Phelps Dunbar law firm since 2005, where she became a partner in 2009.[4][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 7, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Morgan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that had been vacated by Judge Thomas Porteous's impeachment.[5] On November 10, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported her nomination to the floor of the Senate by a voice vote.[6] On March 28, 2012, her nomination was confirmed by a vote of 96 ayes to 1 nay.[7] She received her commission on March 30, 2012.[2] Morgan has overseen the New Orleans Police Department Consent Decree since its entry in January 2013.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attorney Profile Susie Morgan". Phelps Dunbar LLP. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Morgan, Donna Sue - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Four to the United States District Court". June 7, 2011. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Landrieu Welcomes President's Nomination of Susie Morgan to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of La." Senator Mary Landrieu. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate". The Whitehouse. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Home - United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary". judiciary.senate.gov. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 2nd Session". www.senate.gov. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Porteous
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
2012–present
Incumbent