Thomas F. Hogan

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Thomas F. Hogan
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Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
In office
May 19, 2014 – May 18, 2016
Appointed by John Roberts
Preceded by Reggie Walton
Succeeded by Rosemary M. Collyer
Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
In office
October 17, 2011 – June 30, 2013
Appointed by John Roberts
Preceded by James C. Duff
Succeeded by John D. Bates
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
In office
May 19, 2009 – May 18, 2016
Appointed by John Roberts
Preceded by Robert C. Broomfield
Succeeded by Rudolph Contreras
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Assumed office
May 1, 2008
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
June 18, 2001 – May 1, 2008
Preceded by Norma Holloway Johnson
Succeeded by Royce Lamberth
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
August 20, 1982 – May 1, 2008
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by William B. Bryant
Succeeded by James E. Boasberg
Personal details
Born Thomas Francis Hogan
1938 (age 78–79)
Washington, D.C.
Education Georgetown University (A.B.)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)

Thomas Francis Hogan (born 1938) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, who served as Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts from October 17, 2011 until June 30, 2013.

Education[edit]

Hogan was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School in 1956, receiving an Artium Baccalaureus degree (classical) from Georgetown University in 1960. He attended George Washington University’s masters program in American and English literature from 1960 to 1962, and he graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1966, where he was the St. Thomas More Fellow. Following law school, Hogan clerked for Judge William Blakely Jones of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1966 to 1967.[1]

Experience[edit]

Hogan served as counsel to the National Commission for the Reform of Federal Criminal Laws from 1967 to 1968, and was engaged in private practice from 1968 to 1982, in Rockville, Maryland, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He was an Assistant professor at Potomac School of Law from 1977 to 1979. He was an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1986 to 1992, and has also been a Master of the Prettyman-Leventhal Inn of Court. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and served as the Judicial Conference's chair of the Courtroom Technology Subcommittee. Additionally he served as a member of the Board of the Federal Judicial Center.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Hogan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1982, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Judge William B. Bryant. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission on August 20, 1982. He served as Chief Judge from June 19, 2001 to May 1, 2008. He assumed senior status on May 1, 2008.[1] He served from 2009 to 2016 on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and served as Presiding Judge of that court from 2014 to 2016.[2][3]

Notable case[edit]

The President of the United States was briefly granted the power to line item veto, by the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, passed by Congress in order to control "pork barrel spending" that favors a particular region rather than the nation as a whole. The line-item veto was used 11 times to strike 82 items from the federal budget[4][5] by President Bill Clinton. However, Hogan decided on February 12, 1998 that unilateral amendment or repeal of only parts of statutes violated the U.S. Constitution. This ruling was subsequently affirmed on June 25, 1998 by a 6-3 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Clinton v. City of New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hogan, Thomas Francis - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ "The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: 2013 Membership". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ John Shiffman, Kristina Cooke (2013-06-21). "The judges who preside over America's secret court". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-07-01. Twelve of the 14 judges who have served this year on the most secret court in America are Republicans and half are former prosecutors. 
  4. ^ "CNN". 
  5. ^ "History of Line Item Veto Notices". www.access.gpo.gov. 

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Preceded by
William B. Bryant
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1982–2008
Succeeded by
James E. Boasberg
Preceded by
Norma Holloway Johnson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
2001–2008
Succeeded by
Royce Lamberth
Preceded by
Robert C. Broomfield
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
2009–2016
Succeeded by
Rudolph Contreras
Preceded by
James C. Duff
Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
2011–2013
Succeeded by
John D. Bates
Preceded by
Reggie Walton
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Rosemary M. Collyer