Ponsor, Michael A.
Born 1946 in Chicago, IL
Federal Judicial ServiceJudge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a seat vacated by Frank H. Freedman; Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1994, and received commission on February 14, 1994.
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1984-1994
Assumed senior status on August 15, 2011
EducationHarvard University, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975
Oxford University, M.A., 1979
Courtroom NumberSpringfield, Hampden Courtroom
Courtroom TechnologyContact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.
Both the District and Magistrate Judge courtrooms are equipped with a fully integrated evidence presentation system with 15" viewing monitors for each attorney table, the witness, the Judge and their staff, and two 40" in wall mounted plasma displays for the gallery. The jury box also has 15" monitors built into the front and back rows of the jury box, one for every two jurors. Evidence being displayed from any source can be annotated from the witness, lectern, and Judges monitors. All attorney tables have the ability to connect both audio and video from a computer through a standard VGA port [laptop/desktop and even Mac/Apple if you have the VGA adapter]. In addition, there are two computer audio and video inputs located at the lectern location. Also at the lectern, is a document camera for displaying physical evidence that is not electronic and a VCR unit. Each courtroom has built-in video conferencing cameras for remote appearances, but only one conference can be made at the same time. A portable video conference unit can also be brought in.
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