Judge Michael J. Melloy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth
Circuit assumed Senior Status on February 1, 2013. Judge Melloy began
his judicial career as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in January 1986. On
August 18, 1992, he was appointed to the United States District Court for
the Northern District of Iowa, where he served as Chief Judge from 1992-
1999. On February 26, 2002, he was appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court of
Judge Melloy has handled many noteworthy cases including U.S. v. Farmer,
the first “three strikes and you’re out” prosecution in the United States as
well as a major environmental case E.T. Holdings v. Amoco Oil Company.
Judge Melloy has served on a number of federal judiciary committees, most
recently as a member of the Judicial Committee on Space & Facilities.
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