Federal Judge Knows Advantages of U.S. Citizenship
U.S. District Judge George Singal of Maine was born in a World War II refugee camp after his family fled from eastern Poland. In this video, he explains that when presiding over naturalization ceremonies he invites new citizens to take advantage of their new opportunities.
Singal received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in 1967, and his law degree from Harvard University in 1970. He was appointed to the federal bench in 2000 after 30 years in the private practice of law.
Pathways to the Bench, a series of video interviews with federal judges, tells how some judges overcame obstacles to serve on the bench.