Judge Diane Sykes

Judge Diane Sykes

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President George W. Bush

Confirmed 70–27 on June 24, 2004

  • B.S., Northwestern University 1980
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School 1984
  • Law clerk, Hon. Terence T. Evans, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984-1985
  • Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1985-1992
  • Judge, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Milwaukee County, 1992-1999
  • Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1999-2004

Democrats opposed to her confirmation:

Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Boxer (D-CA), Clinton (D-NY), Corzine (D-NJ), Daschle (D-SD), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Edwards (D-NC), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Jeffords (I-VT), Johnson (D-SD), Kennedy (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (D-CT), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wyden (D-OR).