G. Murray Snow

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G. Murray Snow
G. Murray Snow District Judge.jpg
Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 23, 2008
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Stephen M. McNamee
Judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals
In office
2002–2008
Personal details
Born Grant Murray Snow
1959 (age 54–55)
Boulder City, Nevada
Residence Tempe, Arizona

Grant Murray Snow (born 1959) is a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Early life and education[edit]

Snow was born in Boulder City, Nevada. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1984. He received a Juris Doctor degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School, at BYU in 1987.

Legal career[edit]

Snow started his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Stephen H. Anderson, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 1987 to 1988. He was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona from 1988 to 2002. He was a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals from 2002 to 2008.

Federal career[edit]

Snow was nominated by President George W. Bush on December 11, 2007, to a seat vacated by Stephen M. McNamee. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 2008, and received his commission on July 23, 2008.

Notable cases[edit]

On May 24th, 2013, Snow ruled that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and committed acts of racial profiling against Hispanics.[1] The judge will also preside over the United States Department of Justice's lawsuit to gain access to MCSO’s documents and facilities, as part of the department’s investigation of alleged discrimination in MCSO’s police practices and jail operations.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "PDF of Judge Snow's ruling". May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Judge picked for records lawsuit against sheriff". Associated Press. Bonneville International. September 20, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office For Refusing Full Cooperation With Title VI Investigation". The United States Department of Justice. September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010.