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James D. Whittemore

Born: Jan 14, 1952

Birthplace: Walterboro

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

James D. Whittemore

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1952
Birth Place : Walterboro

James David Whittemore is an American judge presently serving in the Tampa division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was previously a Florida state trial court judge, a federal public defender, and an attorney in private practice who won a criminal case before the U.S. Supreme Court. As a federal judge, Whittemore presided over a number of high-profile cases, including a lawsuit against Major League Baseball to challenge its draft procedure, and the Terri Schiavo case, after the United States Congress had specifically given the Middle District of Florida jurisdiction to hear the seven-year-long fight over whether the brain-damaged Schiavo should be taken off life support.


  • Lawyer
  • Judge

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  • James Whittemore
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