Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-03-03
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Obama nominates gay man to U.S. District Court
From a news release, posted July 20, 2011
2011-07-20

This article shared 4557 times since Wed Jul 20, 2011
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama announced his nomination July 20 of Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

"I am honored to nominate Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the United States District Court," President Obama said. "His impressive career stands as a testament to his formidable intellect and integrity. I am confident he will serve the people of California with distinction on the District Court bench."

Michael Walter Fitzgerald: Nominee for United States District Judge for the Central District of California

Michael Walter Fitzgerald has been a named partner at the law firm of Corbin, Fitzgerald & Athey LLP in Los Angeles, California since 1998, where he handles civil and criminal litigation in both federal and state courts. Previously, he worked at the Law Offices of Robert L. Corbin PC from 1995 to 1998 and at the law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe from 1991 to 1995. Between 1988 and 1991, Fitzgerald served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Irving R. Kaufman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Fitzgerald received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law ( Boalt Hall ) and his A.B. magna cum laude in 1981 from Harvard University.

Sen. Barbara Boxer's office issued this statement:

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer ( D-CA ) today praised President Obama's nomination of Los Angeles attorney Michael W. Fitzgerald for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Senator Boxer recommended Fitzgerald's nomination to the White House after a thorough interview and vetting process by a bipartisan advisory committee.

Senator Boxer said, "I am pleased the President has nominated respected Los Angeles attorney Michael W. Fitzgerald to serve as a federal judge for the Central District of California. Michael's sharp intellect, record of public service and broad legal experience will be a real asset on the federal bench."

If confirmed by the Senate, Fitzgerald would make history by becoming the first openly gay federal judge confirmed to serve in California.

As an assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California, Fitzgerald handled a wide range of criminal cases, including a drug and money laundering case involving what at that time was the second-largest cocaine seizure in California.

A distinguished attorney with a strong record of public service, Fitzgerald has served as Counsel to the Board of Police Commissioners, also known as the Webster Commission, and as Deputy General Counsel for the Rampart Independent Task Force.

Since 1995, Fitzgerald has been a partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Corbin, Fitzgerald & Athey LLP where he has maintained an active pro bono practice while working on complex commercial litigation, criminal defense, copyright and securities cases. Fitzgerald also serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Fitzgerald received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and earned his law degree from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.

The Central District of California comprises the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside. It is the most populous federal judicial district, with over 18 million residents spread across 40,000 square miles.

The White House � 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW � Washington DC 20500 � 202-456-1111


This article shared 4557 times since Wed Jul 20, 2011
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

WORLD Trans women arrested, death threats, Russian film, leader apologizes 2021-04-11
- Two transgender women facing charges of "attempted homosexuality" (as well as public indecency and not carrying identification) in a high-profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without a trial after a ...


Gay News

NATIONAL College items, Easter rally, mental-health study, Chuck Schumer 2021-04-11
- The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam—a group of NCAA-trained facilitators at colleges across the country—published an open letter condemning the actions taken by 28 states across the country to introduce, pass and ...


Gay News

Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago Blueprint for Fair Housing 2021-04-09
--From a press release - MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR HOUSING New Assessment Outlines Actions the City will take over the next five years to advance fair housing to reduce residential segregation CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced ...


Gay News

Attorneys general challenge Tennessee abortion law 2021-04-09
- A group of 20 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a case challenging a Tennessee law that requires women to have two in-person appointments at least 48 hours apart before having an abortion, The Hill ...


Gay News

Kinzinger calls on Gaetz to resign 2021-04-09
- In the midst of an investigation that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) had sex with a minor and violated sex-trafficking statutes, fellow Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) has called on him to step down, The Hill reported. ...


Gay News

Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage 2021-04-08
- On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of constitutional amendments that, among other things, formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country, The Washington Blade reported. ...


Gay News

Ald. Pat Dowell announces secretary of state run 2021-04-07
- Pat Dowell, alderman and committeeman of Chicago's Third Ward, formally announced her candidacy for Illinois secretary of state, and has established a campaign website (www.IllinoisForDowell.com). The elections (primary and general) ...


Gay News

Equality Illinois celebrates Black trans woman's electoral victory in Decatur, Illinois 2021-04-07
From a press release - A statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans: "We are extremely proud of Alana ...


Gay News

Mercury Theater to reopen; new artistic director named 2021-04-07
- Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., has announced its reopening—along with new leadership. New Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter returns to the theater where he collaborated on the hit productions of Little Shop of Horrors ...


Gay News

Suburban LGBTQ candidates mostly prevail in April 6 elections 2021-04-07
- Illinois LGBTQ candidates mostly prevailed in their respective suburban elections on April 6—with two victories marking rare wins by transgender candidates. ...


Gay News

COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call 2021-04-07
- As Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago on April 6, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will meet President Joe Biden's call to open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. adults by April 19, The Chicago Tribune ...


Gay News

Arkansas legislature overrides governor on anti-trans measure 2021-04-06
- On April 6, the Arkansas state legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on a bill that would ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender youths in the state, ABC News reported. The "Save Adolescents ...


Gay News

WORLD Uzbek activist, hate-crimes report, Ghana arrests, Chely Wright 2021-04-04
- Uzbek activist Miraziz Bazarov was hospitalized after he was attacked by unknown men hours after his public event was disrupted by dozens of aggressive men in Tashkent, RFERL.org reported. Physicians at the Tashkent Traumatology Hospital said ...


Gay News

COVID Lightfoot won't follow Illinois regarding vaccine eligibility 2021-04-02
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city won't open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older along with the rest of the state in two weeks because of a "quantum leap" in COVID cases, according to ...


Gay News

April 2 is National Out to Win Day 2021-04-02
- On April 2, LGBTQ Victory Institute will hold its third annual National Out to Win Day, which aims to inspire LGBTQ people to consider a run for office, a press release noted. LGBTQ people make up ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS






Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.