Stephanie L. Haines
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
September 30, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byDavid S. Cercone
Personal details
Born1969 (age 52–53)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationJuniata College (BA)
Ohio Northern University College of Law (JD)

Stephanie Lou Haines (born 1969)[1] is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Education

Haines received her Bachelor of Arts from Juniata College and her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University College of Law.[2]

Legal career

After graduating, she served as a law clerk for Judge Eugene E. Fike II of the Somerset County Court of Common Pleas.[3] She then joined the U.S. Army and was a member of the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, where she served as both a prosecutor and defense appellate specialist. She remains a reserve member of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She was the sole prosecutor in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, branch office and handles a wide variety of federal criminal matters.[2]

Federal judicial service

On March 1, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Haines to serve as a United States district judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. On March 5, 2019, her nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Haines to the seat vacated by Judge David S. Cercone, who took senior status on November 24, 2017.[4] On April 10, 2019, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5] On May 9, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a 21–1 vote.[6] On July 30, 2019, the Senate voted 87–1 to invoke cloture on her nomination.[7] On September 11, 2019, the Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 94–0. She received her judicial commission on September 30, 2019.

References

  1. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Stephanie Haines
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees, a United States Attorney Nominee, and United States Marshal Nominees" White House, March 1, 2019 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Stephanie L. Haines – Nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania". The Vetting Room. April 9, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ten Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate", White House, March 5, 2019
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for April 10, 2019
  6. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 9, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  7. ^ On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture: Stephanie L. Haines, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania), United States Senate, July 30, 2019
Legal offices Preceded byDavid S. Cercone Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 2019–present Incumbent