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Tanya Chutkan, Judge Assigned to Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 Case, Has Clashed With Him Before

A federal judge with a history of handing out stiff penalties to the more than two dozen Capitol rioters who have come before her was assigned on Tuesday to oversee the D.C. trial of former President Donald Trump.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, 61, was appointed to the bench in 2014 by then-President Barack Obama. A former supervisor in the D.C. public defender’s office, she was working as a partner at the firm Boies, Schiller, & Flexner when she was called up to the bench. She was confirmed unanimously in a 95-0 vote by the Senate that same year.

Chutkan has since racked up a record…

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