Trevor N. McFadden

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Trevor McFadden
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Assumed office
October 31, 2017
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byRichard J. Leon
Personal details
Born
Trevor Neil McFadden

(1978-06-28) June 28, 1978 (age 40)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
EducationWheaton College (BA)
University of Virginia School of Law (JD)

Trevor Neil McFadden (born June 28, 1978) is an American lawyer and jurist. He currently serves as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Previously, he was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.

Biography[edit]

McFadden received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College in Illinois, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.

He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and as counsel to the United States Deputy Attorney General. He also has extensive experience as a law enforcement officer, having served as both a Deputy Sheriff in the Madison County Sheriff's Office and as a police officer with the Fairfax County Police Department.[1]

McFadden clerked for Judge Steven Colloton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He was previously a partner in the Compliance, Investigations & Government Enforcement Group in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker McKenzie, where he represented clients in white collar matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, anti-money laundering compliance work, and U.S. trade compliance matters.[2][3]

Before becoming a judge, McFadden served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where he brought the United States' first prosecution under the federal female genital mutilation statute.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 7, 2017, President Trump nominated McFadden to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to the seat vacated by Judge Richard J. Leon, who took senior status on December 31, 2016.[4] A hearing on his nomination before the Senate Judiciary Committee was held on June 28, 2017.[5] On July 20, 2017, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[6] On October 30, 2017, the United States Senate voted 84–10 in favor of his confirmation.[7] He received his judicial commission on October 31, 2017.

Notable rulings[edit]

On April 23, 2019, the House of Representatives requested that McFadden issue a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's plan to transfer about $6 billion from military construction and counter-drug accounts to build additional barriers along the U.S-Mexico border, based on Trump's declaration of a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States.[8] On June 3, 2019 he ruled that the House lacked standing and the Court therefore lacked jurisdiction.[9][10]

Memberships[edit]

He has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2003.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneier, Cogan (June 7, 2017). "Trump Taps Trio of DOJers for DC Judge Nominees". The National Law Journal. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Severino, Carrie (June 8, 2017). "Who is Trevor McFadden?". National Review. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Candidate Nominations" White House, June 7, 2017
  4. ^ "Twelve Nominations Sent to the Senate Today" White House, June 7, 2017
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for June 28, 2017
  6. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – July 20, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee
  7. ^ U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 115th Congress – 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 253, United States Senate, October 30, 2017
  8. ^ Gerstein, Josh. "House asks judge to halt Trump border wall funding". POLITICO. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Thomsen, Jacqueline (June 3, 2019). "Judge rejects House Democrats' attempt to block Trump use of military funds for border wall". The Hill. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Civil Action No. 2019-0969 UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES v. MNUCHIN et al". US District Court for the District of Columbia. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  11. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Trevor N. McFadden

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard J. Leon
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
2017–present
Incumbent