Juan Pérez-Giménez

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Juan Pérez-Giménez
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 28, 2006
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
In office
1984–1991
Preceded by Juan R. Torruella
Succeeded by Gilberto Gierbolini-Ortiz
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
In office
December 6, 1979 – March 28, 2006
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established on October 20, 1978 by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Francisco Besosa
Personal details
Born 1941 (age 73–74)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico
George Washington University
University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Juan Manuel Pérez-Giménez (born 1941) is a United States federal judge in senior status.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pérez-Giménez received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico in 1963, an M.B.A. from George Washington University in 1965, and an LL.B. from the University of Puerto Rico Law School in 1968. He was in private practice San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1968–71, and was then an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico from 1971-75. He was a U.S. Magistrate Judge on the District of Puerto Rico from 1975-79.

On October 23, 1979, Pérez-Giménez was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 5, 1979, and received his commission the following day. He served as chief judge from 1984–91, and assumed senior status on March 28, 2006.

On October 21, 2014, Judge Pérez-Giménez upheld Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriage, in direct opposition to 40 other District Courts that found same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.

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