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Name Kness, John Fitzgerald
State IL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Apr 15, 2020:

Born 1969 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Apr 15, 2020:

Born 1969 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on June 24, 2019, to a seat vacated by Samuel Der-Yeghiayan. Confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2020, and received commission on February 18, 2020.

Education:
Northwestern University, B.A., 1991
Northwestern University School of Law (now Pritzker School of Law), J.D., 2003

Professional Career:

Patrol officer, Oak Park, Illinois, 1998-2000
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 2003-2004, 2005-2009
Law clerk, Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004-2005
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 2009-2016
General counsel, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 2016-2020


compress summary

Case(s) PC-IL-0051 : Money v. Jeffreys

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