World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Michael M. Mihm

Article Id: WHEBN0017998073
Reproduction Date:

Title: Michael M. Mihm  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, James E. Shadid, Larry J. McKinney, Rodolfo Lozano, Marvin E. Aspen
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Michael M. Mihm

Michael Martin Mihm
Senior Judge of United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Assumed office
October 1, 2009
Judge of United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
In office
August 6, 1982 – October 1, 2009
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Robert D. Morgan
Succeeded by James E. Shadid
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
In office
1991–1998
Preceded by Harold A. Baker
Succeeded by Joe Billy McDade
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 72–73)
Amboy, Illinois
Alma mater Loras College
Saint Louis University School of Law

Michael Martin Mihm (born 1943 in Amboy, Illinois) is an incumbent United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, with chambers in Peoria, Illinois. He became a judge in 1982 by way of nomination by President Ronald Reagan.[1] In 2004, he received the USAID Outstanding Citizen Achievement Citation for his work with the Russian judicial system.[2]

Judge Mihm has said he will take senior status in 2010. President Obama has nominated Peoria County Circuit Judge James Shadid to take his place pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and then the full Senate.

Prior to the bench

Mihm grew up on a farm, and his mother was a school teacher.[3] He graduated with a B.A. from Loras College in 1964 and received a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1967.

Mihm was an assistant prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri from 1967 to 1968; assistant state's attorney for Peoria County, Illinois from 1968 to 1969; and assistant corporation counsel for the City of Peoria from 1969 to 1972. He was State's Attorney of Peoria County from 1972 to 1980, then in private law practice in Peoria from 1980 until becoming a federal judge in 1982.[1]

Judicial career

Mihm was nominated by President United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1982, and received his commission on August 6, 1982. Mihm served as the district's chief judge from 1991 to 1998.[1]

Judge Mihm presided over the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, who pled guilty in 2009 to conspiring to provide material aid to Al Qaeda.[4] Federal authorities arrested al-Marri in 2001 for credit card fraud, then deemed him an enemy combatant, and detained him without charge for over six years. The federal government claimed that al-Marri was an al Qaeda sleeper agent. The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered al-Marri brought before a civilian court in 2007, [5] and in 2009, the US dropped its appeal of that decision, and transferred al-Marri to Mihm's court. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Michael M. Mihm at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "Former ‘Enemy Combatant’ Pleads Guilty in Ill.", The New York Times, 30 April 2009
  5. ^

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.