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John Milton Younge

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John Milton Younge
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
August 20, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byMary A. McLaughlin
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County
In office
January 1996 – August 20, 2019
Personal details
John Milton Younge

(1955-07-19) July 19, 1955 (age 65)[1]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocrat[2]
EducationBoston University (BS)
Howard University School of Law (JD)
University of Nevada, Reno (MJS)

John Milton Younge (born July 19, 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Younge received his Bachelor of Science in 1977 from Boston University, his Juris Doctor in 1981 from Howard University School of Law, and a Master of Judicial Studies in 2011 from the University of Nevada, Reno. He began his legal career as a solo practitioner in Philadelphia from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1995, Younge worked at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, serving as Deputy Executive Eirector and subsequently as General Counsel from 1991 to 1995. From 1996 to 2019, Younge was a Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, where he presided over both criminal and civil cases.[3] Younge served on the Ward Executive Committee with the Philadelphia Democratic Party since 1984, when he served on the Ward Executive Committee for the Party. Younge won election to the bench as a Democrat and ran twice unsuccessfully as a Democrat for the Pennsylvania Superior Court.[citation needed]

Federal judicial service

Expired nomination to district court under Obama

On July 30, 2015, President Obama nominated Younge to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to the seat vacated by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin, who assumed senior status on November 18, 2013.[4] He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2015.[5] His nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress.

Renomination to district court under Trump

On July 13, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Younge to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.[6] On July 17, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump re-nominated Younge to the same seat to which President Obama had previously nominated him.[7]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Younge for a federal judgeship.[8] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[9] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 15–7 vote with the seven negative votes coming from Republicans.[10] On July 31, 2019, the Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote. He received his judicial commission on August 20, 2019.

See also


  1. ^ Centre Daily Times: Superior court judge
  2. ^ Voruganti, Harsh (2018-12-13). "Judge John Milton Younge – Nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania". The Vetting Room. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  3. ^ "President Obama Nominates Seven to Serve on the United States District Courts" White House, July 30, 2015
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, July 30, 2015
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for December 9, 2015
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Sixteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Sixteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Eleventh Wave of United States Marshal Nominees" White House, July 13, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ "Ten Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", White House, July 17, 2018
  8. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  9. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  10. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee

External links

Legal offices
Preceded by
Mary A. McLaughlin
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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