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Leslie H. Southwick Biography
Leslie H. Southwick is one of the most popular and richest Lawyer who was born on February 10, 1950 in Edinburg, United States. Leslie H. Southwick, born February 10, 1950, is a United States Circuit Judge of United States Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit. She was also a former judge of Mississippi Court of Appeals.
Southwick is married with two children. He is Roman Catholic. He is a Mississippi National Guard member, and has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant Colonelel. In support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2005.
Southwick was sworn in as judge of the Fifth Circuit on October 30, 2007. He maintains chambers in Jackson, Mississippi.
After intense Democratic opposition, Southwick was reported out of Committee by a 10-9 vote on August 2, 2007 when Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein voted with the Committee’s nine Republicans to send Southwick to the full Senate with a favorable report. Southwick was confirmed by a vote of 59-38 on October 24, 2007. Southwick’s confirmation came almost ten months after his nomination to the Fifth Circuit and over a year after he was first nominated to a federal judgeship. Southwick was the fifth judge nominated by Bush to the Fifth Circuit and confirmed by the United States Senate.
Southwick was one of the ten first judges of Mississippi Court of Appeals. Southwick remained on the court through the end 2006, when he was nominated to a permanent position in the federal judiciary. He did not seek re-election. He was a member in the United States Army Reserve’s Judge Advocate General from 1992 to 1997. From August 2004 to January 2006, Southwick was absent from the court. Southwick served as a Judge Advocate General in Iraq with the 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard.
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Southwick was nominated on January 9, 2007 by President George W. Bush to fill a seat on the Fifth Circuit vacated by recess-appointed Judge Charles W. Pickering, who retired at the end of 2004 because he could not overcome a filibuster launched against him by Senate Democrats. Previously, Bush had nominated Mississippi attorney Michael B. Wallace in the 109th Congress to replace Pickering, but his nomination also became stalled due to fierce opposition from Senate Democrats. Upon the Democratic takeover of Congress in the November 2006 elections, Wallace asked President Bush not to re-nominate him in the 110th Congress.
Leslie H. Southwick Net Worth
Leslie H. Southwick is one of the richest Lawyer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Leslie H. Southwick's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)
Southwick was born in Edinburg in Texas. He graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972. In 1975, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Southwick worked as a clerk for John F. Onion, Jr., the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ Presiding Judge from 1975 to 1976, then for Charles Clark, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, from 1976 to 1977.
Southwick worked as an attorney in Jackson, Mississippi, from 1977 to 1989. He was also a partner in the Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes firm from 1983 to 1989. Southwick was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice Civil Division in 1989. He was responsible for supervising the one hundred twenty-five lawyers in the Federal Programs Branch which defends lawsuits against the United States. He was also responsible for the Office of Consumer Litigation. This twenty-five-member division is charged with civil or criminal enforcement of federal consumer laws.
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His first published opinion for the Fifth Circuit was Anthony v. United States, which was released on March 4, 2008. Southwick wrote for a unanimous three judge panel on an issue involving the valuation of private annuities for estate tax purposes. His first published dissent was in Louisiana ex rel. Caldwell v. Allstate Insurance Co., 536 F.3d 418 (5th Cir. 2008) in which Southwick dissented from the assumption of federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
In August 2018, Southwick found that the Texas Medical Board was entitled to qualified immunity for its unconstitutional warrantless search of a doctor’s patient records, drawing an unusual concurrence dubitante from Circuit Judge Don Willett.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee of the 110th Congress held a hearing on Southwick’s nomination to the Fifth Circuit on May 10, 2007. The hearing was chaired by Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. Just prior to the hearing, controversy arose over the nomination.
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Interesting Facts about Leslie H. Southwick
- Leslie H. Southwick is an American lawyer and judge.
- He was born on December 31, 1950 in Jackson, Mississippi.
- Southwick served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 2007 to 2017.
- He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate.
- Prior to his appointment, he served as a judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
- Southwick graduated from Rice University and earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
- He has authored several legal publications on topics such as civil procedure and evidence law.
- In 2019, he retired from active service but continues to serve as a senior status judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Southwick is known for his conservative judicial philosophy and strict interpretation of laws.
- He has been involved in several high-profile cases related to civil rights, voting rights, and discrimination laws during his tenure as a judge
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