Judge Joan Larsen

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 60–38 on November 1, 2017

  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa 1990

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law 1993

  • Law clerk, Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1993-1994

  • Law clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 1994-1995

  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-1997

  • Visiting assistant professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1998

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1998-2001, 2003-present; visiting professor of law, 1998-2001; special counsel and lecturer in law, 2003-2015; adjunct professor of law, 2015-present

  • Deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2002-2003

  • Visiting assistant professor, University of Iowa College of Law, 2006

  • Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 2015-2017

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Baldwin (D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), Blumenthal (D-CT), Booker (D-NJ), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Casey (D-PA), Coons (D-DE), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Duckworth (D-IL), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Harris (D-CA), Hassan (D-NH), Heinrich (D-NM), Hirono (D-HI), Kaine (D-VA), King (I-ME), Klobuchar (D-MN), Leahy (D-VT), Markey (D-MA), Merkley (D-OR), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Tester (D-MT), Udall (D-NM), Van Hollen (D-MD), Warren (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

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