Raymond J. Dearie
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
In office
July 2, 2012 – July 1, 2019
Appointed byJohn Roberts
Preceded byMalcolm Jones Howard
Succeeded byLouis Guirola Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Assumed office
April 3, 2011
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
2007–2011
Preceded byEdward R. Korman
Succeeded byCarol Amon
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
March 19, 1986 – April 3, 2011
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byPamela K. Chen
Personal details
Born
Raymond Joseph Dearie

(1944-06-04) June 4, 1944 (age 77)
Rockville Centre, New York
EducationFairfield University (B.A.)
St. Johns University School of Law (J.D.)

Raymond Joseph Dearie (born June 4, 1944) is an American lawyer who is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He also served as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 2012–2019.

Early life and education

Born in Rockville Centre, New York, Dearie graduated from Fairfield University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1966.[1] He received his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law in 1969, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the St. John's Law Review.[2] Dearie received an Alumni Professional Achievement Award from Fairfield University in 1986. He received an honoris causa (honorary degree), specifically the degree of Doctor of Laws, from the St. John's University School of Law and delivered the school's Commencement speech to the graduating class in 2008.[2][3]

Career

Dearie begin his legal career at Shearman & Sterling in 1969. Dearie subsequently worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he served in the Appeals Division from 1971 to 1974, as the Chief of the General Crimes Section from 1974 to 1976, Head Chief of the Office's Criminal Division from 1976-1977 and briefly as the Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the District in 1977.[4] He worked in private practice until 1980 before serving as the Chief Assistant United States Attorney until 1982, when he was appointed the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York by President Ronald Reagan, serving from 1982 to 1986, before being appointed to the federal bench, by the recommendation of New York Senator Al D'Amato.[3][5]

Federal judicial service

Dearie was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1986, and received his commission on March 19, 1986.[3] He served as Chief Judge from 2007 until 2011.[6] Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Dearie to a seven-year term to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, where he succeeded Malcolm Jones Howard.[7][8] He took senior status on April 3, 2011, and was succeeded by Judge Pamela K. Chen in March 2013.[9] He continues to maintain a full docket.

Notable case

Dearie was the judge that accepted Najibullah Zazi's plea bargain.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Senior Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie's Biography". votesmart.org. March 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Judge Dearie and the Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York, to Receive Honorary Doctor of Law Degrees". stjohns.edu. May 27, 2008. Archived from the original on November 4, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Dearie, Raymond Joseph - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  4. ^ "Judge Raymond J. Dearie United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York". nyed.uscourts.gov. March 7, 2013.
  5. ^ Frank Lynn (January 17, 1988). "Political Notes; A Successor For Giuliani: A List Grows". nytimes.com.
  6. ^ Colin Moynihan, John Eligon (April 8, 2011). "Federal Judge to Take On New Role". nytimes.com.
  7. ^ Associate Justice (July 10, 2012). "Roberts appoints Judge Dearie to FISA Court". yahoo.com.
  8. ^ John Shiffman, Kristina Cooke (2013-06-21). "The judges who preside over America's secret court". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-07-01. Twelve of the 14 judges who have served this year on the most secret court in America are Republicans and half are former prosecutors.
  9. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. January 7, 2013 – via National Archives.
  10. ^ "Najibullah Zazi Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Use Explosives Against Persons or Property in U.S., Conspiracy to Murder Abroad and Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda". United States Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs. February 22, 2010.

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Legal offices Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333 Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York1986–2011 Succeeded byPamela K. Chen Preceded byEdward R. Korman Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York2007–2011 Succeeded byCarol Amon