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NAF TOOK A STAND/JUDICIAL NOMINEES/Charles W. Pickering, Sr.


Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

During the past two decades that I have worked to give women access to safe abortion services, a mentally ill man has attacked my clinic with a sledgehammer and butyric acid has been slipped through my clinic's doors. But, the greatest threat to women's access to safe and confidential reproductive health services has been the Louisiana legislature's unending efforts to pass laws that restrict a woman's right to choose abortion.

The courts have been the only protection for Louisiana's women under this constant assault on their rights.

-- Louisiana member of NAF

  Experience:     
  2004 Judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  1990 - 2004 United States District Court Judge, Southern District, Mississippi
  1986 - 1990 Pickering, Williamson & Walters
  1981 - 1986 Pickering & Williamson
  1973 - 1980 Pickering & McKenzie
  1971 - 1972,
1980
Law Offices of Charles W. Pickering
  1969 City of Laurel Municipal Court Judge
  1961 - 1971 Gartin, Hester & Pickering
  1961 Sole practitioner
 
  Education:
  1957 - 1961 University of Mississippi (B.A. 1959, L.L.B. 1961)
  1955 - 1957 Jones County Junior College

Nomination Status:

Given recess appointment by President Bush on January 16, 2004
Retired November, 2004

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