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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN " JUDGE JOHN MILTON YOUNG " IS A PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE AND A NOMINEE TO BE A UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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John Milton Younge


John Younge
Personal details
Born1955 (age 60–61)
PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaU.S.
Alma materBoston University
Howard University
University of Nevada, Reno
John Milton Younge (born 1955) is a Pennsylvania Judge and is a nominee to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Biography

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, Judge Younge worked at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, serving as Deputy Executive Director and subsequently as General Counsel from 1991 to 1995. Since 1996, Younge has been a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial Circuit of Pennsylvania where he presides over both criminal and civil cases.[1]

Nomination to district court

On July 30, 2015, President Obama nominated Judge 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. His nomination is currently pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[2] He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2015.[3]