Judge Amit Mehta, District of Columbia U.S. District Court

Judge Amit Mehta

District of Columbia U.S. District Court

Amit Priyavadan Mehta was born in 1971 in Patan, Gujarat, India. He grew up in Reisterstown, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in political science and economics from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He worked in private practice, then clerked at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Following his clerkship, he returned to private practice. He joined the District of Columbia Public Defender Service as a staff attorney, serving five years, before returning to private practice where he focused on white-collar criminal defense, among other things.

He was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by President Barack Obama, and received his commission in December 2014.

In the News…

Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the National Archives and Records Administration must ensure that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) retains records on sexual assault and detainee deaths. He sided with watchdog groups who had sued the records administration for approving ICE’s plan to dispose of records for which ICE no longer had “a business use.”

In his ruling, Judge Mehta said the documents about sexual abuse and assault, death review files, detention monitoring reports, detainee segregation files, and reports from the Detention Reporting and Information Line had “research value” and should be preserved under the Federal Records Act.

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Did you pray for Judge Mehta today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Amit Mehta
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


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