Tuesday, August 24, 2021

DJ profiles 9th Cir. Judge Bade

Today's DJ profile is Judge Bridget Bade put early stamp on 9th Circuit

  • Bade was born in Phoenix in 1965 and attended Arizona State University for her undergraduate and law degrees, graduating in 1987 and 1990 respectively. After law school she clerked for Judge Edith H. Jones of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and then served as a trial attorney in the environmental tort litigation section of the U.S. Department of Justice for four years. In 1995, she went into private practice at a firm that later merged with Steptoe & Johnson. ... In 2006, Bade joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona.
  • Throughout her nomination and confirmation process, Bade was generally seen as more moderate than many of Trump's judicial picks. She received a rating of "well qualified" from the American Bar Association and, because of the timing of her nomination and confirmation process, had the support of five Arizona senators -- four Republican and one Democrat -- a fact her husband pointed out during remarks at her investiture ceremony: the late Sen. John McCain, former Sens. Jeff Flake, Jon Kyl, and Martha McSally, and current Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
  • "I think it's fair to say that no one here has had the approval of five senators, so that made us even happier to have Bridget among us," Senior Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder joked during the ceremony.