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A Review of Judge Nathan's Positions as Elon Musk's Contempt Hearing Kicks Off

Kevin Curran

CEO Elon Musk's hearing is expected to kick off at 2 p.m. in the Southern District of Manhattan, it is worth considering the woman holding his fate in her hands: Judge Alison Nathan. Nathan has been on the bench in New York since 2011, after being appointed by President Obama amidst Republican protest. Prior to donning the robes, she began her career as a law clerk in the office of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens before embarking on a career at a private practice and becoming a well respected law professor in New York at such prestigious institutions as Fordham University Law School and NYU Law.