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Judge James G. Carr

FISA Court
Former Judge

James G. Carr  is a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. From May, 2002, until May, 2008, Judge Carr served, by appointment of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, as a member of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C. He served as Chief Judge from 2004 until 2010, when he assumed Senior status. From 1979 he was a U.S. Magistrate Judge in 1979, after having taught at the University of Toledo College of Law since 1970. He is a 1962 graduate of Kenyon College and a 1966 graduate of Harvard Law School. Judge Carr, co-author of the legal treatise, The Law of Electronic Surveillance, served by appointment of Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Court from 2002 until 2008.

Among his publications are The Law of Electronic Surveillance (Thomson West) (Treatise); Criminal Procedure Handbook(Clark Boardman) (annual survey 1984-1995); Juvenile Law and its Processes (Michie Bobbs-Merrill, 1989) (2nd Ed.) (Co-Author) (Casebook); and 2 Anderson’s Ohio Family Law; Juvenile Court Practice and Procedure (Anderson Pub. Co. 1989) (2nd Ed.) (Co-Author) (Treatise). He also has published several articles, principally on criminal procedure and sentencing.

Personal Quote: "The [FISA] court is designed to protect individual liberties as the government protects us from foreign dangers."

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, January 28
 

1:15pm PST