Judge Reggie Walton

Judge Reggie Walton Democrat or Republican? Republican

Early Life and Family

Reggie Walton is an African-American judge nominated by George W. Bush. and approved by the senate in 2001. He was nominated in 2001 after the seat was vacated by Stanley Sporkin.

Till now he has presided over many important cases in American history. Including, the United States vs Libby, Rocket propellant case, Whitewater/Hillary Clinton, Mohammon v. Bush and the latest one Mueller Report redactions.

Judge Reggie Walton lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Debra Walton. He has one daughter named Danon.

In 1967, he completed his schooling from Public Schools, Donora.

In 1971, he completed his B.A. from West Virginia State College.

In 1974, he completed his Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law, American University.

Key Cases

President of the trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Mr. Libby was National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. He was also Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor to Vice-President Dick Cheney. He was charged with and convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.

Judge Walton was also a president of the trial of baseball player Roger Clemens who was charged with perjury and obstruction of Congress.


2013-2014 – Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

2007-2014 – US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge

2001 – US District Judge District of Columbia 

1991-2001 – Washington DC Official Assoc. Judge, DC Superior Court

1989-1991 – US Office of National Drug Control Policy Assoc. Dir.

1981-1989 – Washington DC Official Assoc. Judge, DC Superior Court

1986-1989 – Washington DC Official Depy. Presiding Judge, Criminal Div., DC Superior Court

1976-1981 – Assistant US Attorney District of Columbia1974-1976 – Defender Association of Philadelphia Staff Attorney1975 – District of Columbia Bar


Judge Walton was featured in 1994 book titled ‘Black Judges On Justice: Perspectives From The Bench‘. The book assessed the judicial perspective of top African-American Judges in the United States.


Judge Walton is an instructor at the Harvard University Law School. He guides and teaches students at an advocacy workshop organized at the university.

He is a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

In 1996 he traveled to Russia to provide instruction to Russian judges on criminal law subjects in a program funded by the United States Department of Justice.


Full Real Birth NameReggie Barnett Walton
Age71 years old
Date of Birth (DOB)8-Feb-49
NationalityNorth Charleroi, Pennsylvania


FatherTheodore Walton
MotherRuth Walton
WifeDebra Walton

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