Federal Judicial Service
On April 28, 2003, Filip was nominated by President Bush to be a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, to a seat vacated by Harry D. Leinenweber. After being confirmed 96-0 by the Senate on February 4, 2004, and receiving his commission on February 8, 2004, Filip was sworn into that office in March 2004. As a judge, he presided over numerous cases involving criminal, antitrust, securities fraud, immigration and other matters. Filip has taught for many years University of Chicago Law School, where he served from 2004 to March 2008 as the Bustin Lecturer and taught both advanced criminal law and first-year civil procedure. Filip officially resigned his judicial service on March 9, 2008.
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