Carlos F. Lucero
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
June 30, 1995
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
November 23, 1940 |
Antonito, Colorado, U.S.
|Alma mater||Adams State University
George Washington University
Carlos Lucero (born November 23, 1940) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Education and Legal Career
Lucero received his bachelor's degree from Adams State College in 1961 and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1964. Prior to his nomination, Lucero was a private practitioner in Alamosa, Colorado, and served as the first Hispanic president of the Colorado Bar Association.
Nomination and Federal Judicial Service
Lucero was nominated to the Tenth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on March 23, 1995, to a new seat on the court. Upon confirmation by the Senate on June 30, Lucero became the first Hispanic judge to sit on the Tenth Circuit. Judge Lucero's chambers are located in Denver, Colorado.
Same sex marriages case
Judge Lucero was in Tenth Circuit court's panel which decided the Kitchen v. Herbert case. On 25th of June, 2014 Lucero provided an opinion of the court affirming district court's decision.
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