January 11, 2019
Stephen J. Murphy, III, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District, Michigan
The Limited Power of the Federal Judiciary
Stephen J. Murphy, III, joined the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan after presidential appointment and confirmation by the United States Senate on June 24, 2008. He assumed the bench on August 18, 2008.
Previously, Judge Murphy served as the presidential appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan after he was confirmed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate on June 8, 2005. As United States Attorney, Judge Murphy oversaw one of the largest and busiest United States Attorney's offices in America.
Prior to his service as United States Attorney, Judge Murphy was an attorney with the General Motors Legal Staff in Detroit, where he specialized in litigation, internal investigations, counseling on various business law issues and other "white collar" matters.
A 1987 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Law (where he edited the law review), Judge Murphy has also been active in legal and community affairs. He has served on the boards of the Hospice of Michigan, Brighton Hospital, and the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
January 18, 2019
Julie Dawson, Birmingham Watercolor Artist, Author & Photographer
Seeing the World Through the Heart of its Bells
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