Emmet Sullivan Biography
Emmet Sullivan (Full name – Emmet Gael Sullivan) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was born on June 4, 1947, Washington, D.C. USA.
Sullivan earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University. For more than a decade at Houston & Gardner, he worked in private practice becoming a name partner in 1980. In 1984, Sullivan was appointed to the bench of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by President Ronald Reagan, to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as an Associate Judge in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush and to the federal bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.
Emmet Sullivan Age
Sullivan was born on June 4, 1947, Washington, D.C., where he attended local schools. He is 72 years old as of 2019.
Emmet Sullivan Flynn
The former national security adviser to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn was accused in the case of United States of America v. Michael T. Flynn. The case was randomly assigned to District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras as shown in the indictment released on December 1, 2017. However, Contreras recused himself on December 7, 2017, from the sentencing hearings to take place in the Flynn case. The case was, therefore, randomly reassigned to Sullivan.
Michael Flynn was subsequently convicted after evidence was adduced during his trial. He is due for sentencing later in the year. Following his indictment, Flynn fired his former counsel Covington & Burling attorneys and hired a new team to represent him during his sentencing.
On July 16, 2019, Sullivan ordered current and former attorneys Michael Flynn to appear in court at the end of August. He further scheduled a status conference for 11 a.m. on Aug. 27 after Flynn’s new legal counsel said his former Covington & Burling attorneys had not turned over all of the files related to his case.
Judge Emmet Sullivan Republican
It is difficult to adjudge Sullivan as either a Democrat or a Republican. He has ruled in adversely and in favor of both parties in different cases over his career. Sullivan has also been appointed to positions by both Republicans and Democrats.
He was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 1994 by former President Bill Clinton (Democrat). He was confirmed later that year.
Prior to that, Emmet Sullivan was nominated to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 1992 by former President George H.W. Bush. In 1984, he was nominated to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by former President Ronald Reagan. Both of these appointments came from Republican presidents.
Judge Emmet Sullivan Hillary Clinton
Sullivan presided over a FOIA lawsuit in 2015, involving the matter of Hillary Clinton’s private email use while Secretary of State. He heard the case, which stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit regarding the controversial employment status of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who was granted a “special government employee” designation to accept outside employment while she was working at the State Department. The case is ongoing.