Anthony J. Battaglia

Anthony Joseph Battaglia (born April 10, 1949)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and a former United States Magistrate Judge of the same court.

Anthony Joseph Battaglia
Judge Anthony J. Battaglia
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Assumed office
March 9, 2011
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byM. James Lorenz
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
Personal details
Anthony Joseph Battaglia

April 10, 1949 (age 70)
San Diego, California
EducationAlliant International University (B.A.)
California Western School of Law (J.D.)

Early life and education

Battaglia was born in 1949, in San Diego, California.[2] He graduated from United States International University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts.[3] Battaglia then earned his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1974.[4][5]

Federal judicial service

In 1993, Battaglia was selected to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.[6][5]

On May 20, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Battaglia for a district court judgeship on the Southern District of California.[3] to fill the seat vacated by Judge James Lorenz.[6] He was renominated at the beginning of the 112th Congress. On February 4, 2011, Battaglia, was for the second time unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.[7] On March 7, 2011 the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 89 ayes to 0 nays.[8] and he received his commission on March 9, 2011.[5]


  1. ^ profile
  2. ^ Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire: Anthony Joseph Battaglia, (May 18, 2010).
  3. ^ a b President Obama Names Three to United States District Court, (May 20, 2010).
  4. ^ Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia '74 Nominated to Seat on U.S. District Court Archived November 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, California Western School of Law News (May 21, 2010).
  5. ^ a b c "Battaglia, Anthony Joseph – Federal Judicial Center".
  6. ^ a b Greg Moran, Obama nominates federal judge in San Diego, The San Diego Union-Tribune (May 20, 2010).
  7. ^ [1], The State Column (February 4, 2011).
  8. ^

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Preceded by
M. James Lorenz
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Battaglia (surname)

Battaglia (Italian pronunciation: [batˈtaʎʎa]) is an Italian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Anthony J. Battaglia (born 1949), American jurist

Aurelius Battaglia (1910–1984), American illustrator

Bates Battaglia (born 1975), American ice hockey player

Bryan B. Battaglia (born 1961), American military advisor

Carlo Battaglia (1933–2005), Italian designer

Daniele Battaglia (born 1981), Italian singer and television personality

David Peter Battaglia (1931-2017), American politician

Dino Battaglia (1923–1983), Italian comic artist

Domenico Battaglia (1842-1904), Italian painter, mainly of interior vedute

Elio Battaglia, Italian baritone and singing teacher

Frank Battaglia, the only Italian-American police commissioner of Baltimore

Giuseppe Battaglia (died 1669), Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Montemarano

Faith and Liberty Battaglia, murder victims

Fern Battaglia (1931–2001), All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Frank Battaglia, American police officer and commissioner

Frank Battaglia (boxer) (1910-1973), Canadian boxer

Frank "Frankie" Battaglia (1910–1971) Boxer, Olympian

Francesco Battaglia (footballer), Italian footballer

Georginna Battaglia Benitez (born 1995), Paraguayan handball player in the Paraguayan national team

Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert (born 1979), Italian fashion editor and Creative Director

Giovanni Battaglia Pergolesi (born 1893), Italian racing driver.

Guillermo Battaglia (1899–1988), Argentine film actor

John Battaglia, murderer

Jorge Battaglia (born 1960), Paraguayan football goalkeeper

Juan Manuel Battaglia (born 1957), Paraguayan football midfielder

Kaci Battaglia (born 1987), American singer

Letizia Battaglia (born 1935), Italian photographer, journalist and editor

Lynne A. Battaglia, American lawyer and jurist

Marco Battaglia (born 1973), National Football League player

Matt Battaglia (born 1965), American actor and producer

Miguel Battaglia, Italian-Brazilian tailor and football chairman

Mike Battaglia, American horse racing analyst

Rik Battaglia (born 1930), Italian actor

Roberto Battaglia (1909–1965), Italian fencer

Rodrigo Battaglia (born 1991), Argentine football midfielder

Ryan Battaglia (born 1992), Australian baseball player

Salvatore Battaglia (born 1975), Italian boxer

Sam Battaglia (1908–1973), American mobster

Sara Battaglia (born 1994), Italian fashion designer and the founder of the Sara Battaglia fashion label

Sebastián Battaglia (born 1980), Argentine professional footballer

Skip Battaglia, American filmmaker and animator

Stefano Battaglia (born 1965), Italian classical and jazz pianist

California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law, founded in 1924, is a private, nonprofit law school located in San Diego, California. It is popularly known as California Western or Cal Western and formerly California Western University. The school was approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1962 and became a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1967. It is the oldest law school in San Diego.

List of current United States District Judges

This is a list of all current judges of the United States district and territorial courts. There are 89 districts in the 50 states, with a total of 94 districts including territories. Each of the 50 states has between one and four district courts, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each have a district court.

The insular areas of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands each have one territorial court; these courts are called "district courts" and exercise the same jurisdiction as district courts, but differ from district courts in that territorial courts are Article IV courts, with judges who serve ten-year terms rather than the lifetime tenure of judges of Article III courts, such as the district court judges.

Congress has currently authorized 677 district judgeships as of 2019, including 667 permanent judgeships and 10 temporary judgeships. However, the number of current judges will be higher because of some judges electing senior status. In addition, some judges are concurrently appointed to more than one judgeship. Only active judges may fill an authorized judgeship. As of May 22, 2019, there are 118 vacancies.

List of federal judges appointed by Barack Obama

Following is a comprehensive list of all Article III and Article IV United States federal judges appointed by President Barack Obama during his presidency, as well as a partial list of Article I federal judicial appointments, excluding appointments to the District of Columbia judiciary.The total number of Obama Article III judgeship nominees to be confirmed by the United States Senate is 329, including two justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, 55 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, 268 judges to the United States district courts, and four judges to the United States Court of International Trade. Obama did not make any recess appointments to the federal courts.

In terms of Article I courts, Obama made 8 appointments to the United States Tax Court, 3 appointments to the United States Court of Federal Claims, 3 appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2 appointments to the United States Court of Military Commission Review, and 2 appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He also elevated two chief judges of the Court of Federal Claims.

On the Article IV territorial courts, he made two appointments and elevated one judge to the position of chief judge.

M. James Lorenz

M. James Lorenz (born 1935) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

The United States District Court for the Southern District of California (in case citations, S.D. Cal.) is a federal court in the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The District was created on September 28, 1850, following California statehood on September 9, 1850. The state was divided into a Northern and Southern district. The Judicial Circuits Act of 1866 abolished the Northern and Southern districts, re-organizing California as a single circuit district. On August 5, 1886 the Southern district was re-established, following the division of the state into Northern and Southern districts. The district was further divided on March 18, 1966 with the creation of the Central and Eastern districts.The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Robert S. Brewer Jr.

Active district judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
C. California
E. California
N. California
S. California
E. Washington
W. Washington
N. Mariana Islands

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