Judge Iain David Johnston

Judge Iain David Johnston

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

ABA Rating: Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 77-14 on September 17, 2020

  • Rockford College, BS 1987
  • University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall Law School, JD 1990
  • Law Clerk – Various Seats in Illinois, 1990-1992
  • Assistant Attorney General, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, 1993-1998
  • Private Practice, 1998-2013
  • Illinois Administrative Law Judge, 2003-2013
  • Federal Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013-2020

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Blumenthal (D-CT), Booker (D-NJ), Cantwell (D-WA), Gillibrand (D-NY), Hirono (D-HI), Klobuchar (D-MN), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murray (D-WA), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Warren (D-MA), Wyden (D-OR)