American Female Judges

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Jeanine Pirro
(American Conservative Television Host and A Former New York State Judge)
Jeanine Pirro
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Birthdate: June 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States

Jeanine Pirro is an American TV host and author. Over the years, she has made important contributions to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, a syndicated morning talk show. As a former prosecutor and New York State judge, Jeanine Pirro played an important role in several cases involving crimes against the elderly and domestic abuse.

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Sonia Sotomayor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Sonia Sotomayor
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Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Sonia Sotomayor, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of America, entered the record books when in August 2009 she became the first Hispanic and the fourth woman to be appointed to the court. She’s a strong defendant of the rights of accused and has raised her voice against misdemeanors by the police and the prosecutors, and abuses in prisons.

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Sandra Day O’Connor
(The First Female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Sandra Day O’Connor
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Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 2023

Sandra Day O’Connor is a retired attorney who became the first woman to serve as the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US when she took office in 1981. While serving as the associate justice, O’Connor was considered one of the most powerful women in the world. In 2009, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)
Judith Sheindlin
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Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Judith Sheindlin is a prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author. Since 1996, she has been presiding over her own arbitration reality court show Judge Judy, which has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. The longest-serving judge in the history of the courtroom-themed program, Judith Sheindlin was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work.

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Elena Kagan
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Elena Kagan
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Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

The fourth woman to become part of the Supreme Court of the United States as its member, Elena Kagan was nominated by Barack Obama in 2010 to serve as an Associate Justice of the Court. She played a major role in the Cooper v. Harris case by writing the majority opinion of the case.

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Marilyn Milian
(Judge, TV personality)
Marilyn Milian
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Birthdate: May 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Lynn Toler
(Judge)
Lynn Toler
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Birthdate: October 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Amy Coney Barrett
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Amy Coney Barrett
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Birthdate: January 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Anita Hill
(American Lawyer Who in 1991 Accused U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas of Sexual Harassment)
Anita Hill
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Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lone Tree, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Maryanne Trump Barry
(Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 2011 to 2019)
Maryanne Trump Barry
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Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Attorney Maryanne Trump Barry, eldest sister of American president Donald Trump, is a former U.S. federal judge. She was an assistant U.S. attorney earlier and has been a judge of the U.S. District of New Jersey. Bill Clinton appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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Mablean Ephriam
(Lawyer, Judge)
Mablean Ephriam
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Birthdate: April 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kimba Wood
(Judge)
Kimba Wood
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Birthdate: January 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port Townsend, Washington
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Constance Baker Motley
(Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)
Constance Baker Motley
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Birthdate: September 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 28, 2005
 14 
Jacqueline Nguyen
(Judge)
Jacqueline Nguyen
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Birthdate: May 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Da Lat
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Jane Bolin
(American Attorney and Judge)
Jane Bolin
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Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: January 8, 2007
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Rose Bird
(Chief Justice)
Rose Bird
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Birthdate: November 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Died: December 4, 1999
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Diane Humetewa
(First Native American woman and enrolled tribal member to serve as a federal judge)
Diane Humetewa
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Birthdate: December 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Diane Wood
(Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit)
Diane Wood
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Birthdate: July 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Martha Griffiths
(Lawyer)
Martha Griffiths
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Birthdate: January 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pierce City, Missouri, United States
Died: April 22, 2003
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Esther Hobart Morris
(First Woman Justice of the Peace in the United States)
Esther Hobart Morris
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Birthdate: August 8, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spencer, New York, United States
Died: April 2, 1902

Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris, the US’s first female judge, was a prominent suffragist who made it possible for women of Wyoming to gain their voting rights. She left New York, since the city’s laws didn’t let her own property after her first husband’s death.

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Carolyn Dineen King
(Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)
Carolyn Dineen King
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Birthdate: January 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
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Rosemary Barkett
(Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit)
Rosemary Barkett
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Birthdate: August 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
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Florence Ellinwood Allen
(Lawyer, Judge)
Florence Ellinwood Allen
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Birthdate: March 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 12, 1966
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Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
(Judge of the District Court of Guam)
Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
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Birthdate: January 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Hortense Sparks Ward
(Lawyer)
Hortense Sparks Ward
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Birthdate: July 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Matagorda County, Texas, United States
Died: December 5, 1944
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Georgia Bullock
(Judge)
Georgia Bullock
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Birthdate: November 18, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 29, 1957