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Linda Vivienne Parker

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Appointed by  Barack Obama
Preceded by  Robert Cleland
Name  Linda Parker

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Alma mater  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor George Washington University
Education  University of Michigan, George Washington University Law School

Linda Vivienne Parker (born 1958) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.



Parker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from the University of Michigan. She received a Juris Doctor in 1983 from George Washington University Law School. From 1983 to 1985, she served as a law clerk to the District of Columbia Superior Court. She worked as a staff attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 1994, she worked at the Detroit law firm of Dickinson Wright, becoming a partner in 1992. From 1994 to 2000, she served as an Executive Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan. She served as Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights from 2003 to 2008. Since 2009, she has served as a Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan.

Federal judicial service

On July 25, 2013, President Obama nominated Parker to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, to the seat vacated by Judge Robert Hardy Cleland, who took senior status on March 1, 2013. On January 16, 2014, her nomination was reported out of committee. A cloture vote was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, on the Parker nomination; cloture was invoked by a vote of 56-42. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the full United States Senate voted 60-37 for final confirmation. She received her judicial commission on March 17, 2014.


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