Colin S. Bruce

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Colin Bruce
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Michael McCuskey
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 48–49)
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Colin Stirling Bruce (born 1965) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Biography[edit]

Bruce was born in 1965 in Urbana, Illinois.[1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1989 from the University of Illinois College of Law. He joined the United States Attorney's Office in 1989 and has spent his entire career as an Assistant United States Attorney, prior to his appointment to the bench in 2013. In this time, he prosecuted a broad range of federal criminal cases, including large drug conspiracies, complex frauds and computer related investigations. He also handled civil matters on behalf of the United States. Bruce was First Assistant United States Attorney from 2010 to 2013, supervising all federal criminal investigations, prosecutions and appeals taking place within the Central District of Illinois.[2]

Central District service[edit]

On May 6, 2013, President Obama nominated Bruce to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, to the seat being vacated by Judge Michael Patrick McCuskey, who will take senior status on June 30, 2013.[3] He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013, and his nomination was reported to the floor of the Senate on July 18, 2013, by voice vote. The Senate confirmed his nomination on October 7, 2013, by a vote of 96 ayes to 0 nays.[4] He received his commission on October 8, 2013.

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Michael McCuskey
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
2013–present
Incumbent