Monday, March 21


Here's what I could find via a Google search on the federal judge who was randomly assigned the life-and-death review of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo case, based on the last-ditch action taken by the U.S. Congress and signed early this morning by President Bush:

Whittemore, James D.
Born 1952 in Walterboro, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 20, 1999, to a new seat created by 113 Stat. 1501; Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 25, 2000.

University of Florida, B.S.B.A, 1974

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Private practice, FL, 1977
Assistant federal public defender, Office of Federal Public Defender, 1978-1981
Private practice, FL, 1981-1990
Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Florida, 1990-2000

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male
UPDATE: Click on the following and scroll down the page to find a photograph of U.S. District Court Judge James David Whittemore and some brief information on him.