Thomas B. Russell

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Thomas Banister Russell
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Judge of the Alien Terrorist Removal Court
Assumed office
2016
Appointed byJohn Roberts
Preceded byJames C. Cacheris
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Assumed office
May 19, 2015
Appointed byJohn Roberts
Preceded byMary A. McLaughlin
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Assumed office
November 15, 2011
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
In office
2008–2011
Preceded byJohn G. Heyburn II
Succeeded byJoseph H. McKinley Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
In office
October 11, 1994 – November 15, 2011
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byEdward Huggins Johnstone
Succeeded byGregory N. Stivers
Personal details
Born
Thomas Banister Russell

1945 (age 73–74)
Louisville, Kentucky
EducationWestern Kentucky University (B.A.)
University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D.)

Thomas Banister Russell (born 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and is also serving a term as a Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Alien Terrorist Removal Court.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Russell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University in 1967 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1970. He was in private practice in Paducah, Kentucky from 1970 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 14, 1994, Russell was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky vacated by Edward Huggins Johnstone. Russell was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994, and received his commission on October 11, 1994. He served as Chief Judge from 2008 to 2011. He took senior status on November 15, 2011. He is now one of the 13 Federal Judges of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He was appointed on May 19, 2015 by Chief Justice John Roberts. In 2016, he was appointed to the Alien Terrorist Removal Court.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russell, Thomas B. - Federal Judicial Center".

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Huggins Johnstone
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
1994–2011
Succeeded by
Gregory N. Stivers
Preceded by
John G. Heyburn II
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Joseph H. McKinley Jr.
Preceded by
Mary A. McLaughlin
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
2015–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
James C. Cacheris
Judge of the Alien Terrorist Removal Court
2016–present