Emmet G. Sullivan
Emmet Sullivan was born in Washington, D.C. in 1947. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University. He worked in private practice for more than a decade at Houston & Gardner, becoming a name partner in 1980. Sullivan was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan and to the federal bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.
About Emmet G. Sullivan in brief
Emmet Sullivan was born in Washington, D. C. in 1947. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University. He worked in private practice for more than a decade at Houston & Gardner, becoming a name partner in 1980. Sullivan was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992 and to the federal bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton. In 2014, Sullivan was presiding over a case, Judicial Watch v. IRS, related to an ongoing investigation into the 2013 IRS controversy. In 2015, Sullivan presided over the matter involving the matter of Hillary Clinton’s private email use while Secretary of State. He threatened to hold those responsible for the removal of the woman from her plane if the situation was not rectified starting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In August 2018, despite Justice Department promises that she would not be deported before the judge could rule on their cases, the woman was put on a plane on August 9, 2018, and put in the U.S. detention facility in El Salvador. She was later removed from her detention facility and put on another plane to seek asylum in the United States.
The woman’s mother was also removed from the plane and put into a different detention facility, but she was allowed to stay in the country until she could be reunited with her daughter and other family members. Sullivan has served as a member of the visiting faculty at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the Howard University School of Law and has led litigation for the NAACP to overturn racially restrictive laws. He is married to the former Howard University professor and dean of the law school’s law school, William C. Gardner, and has two adult children. Sullivan is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He lives in D.C. with his wife and their two children. He and his wife have three adult children and one step-grandchild. The couple have a daughter and a step-great-son. They have a son and a daughter-in-law who lives in New York City and has a daughter who lives with her husband in New Jersey and New York. The Sullivans have two adult sons and two step-children who live with their parents in Washington D.D. and New Jersey. The family has three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.