Mary Stenson Scriven
|Mary Stenson Scriven|
|Judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
September 30, 2008
|Nominated by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Patricia C. Fawsett|
|Born||1962 (age 51–52)
Mary Stenson Scriven (born 1962) is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
Early life and education
Federal Judicial Career
Scriven started her judicial career as a United States magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida from 1997 to 2008. Scriven was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida by President George W. Bush on July 10, 2008 to a seat vacated Patricia C. Fawsett as Fawsett assumed senior status and resigned from her position as the previous Chief judge. Scriven was confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 2008 on a Senate vote and received her commission on September 30, 2008.
On October 24, 2011, Scriven temporarily blocked Florida’s new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits, saying it may violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The drug test can reveal a host of private medical facts about the individual, Scriven wrote, adding that she found it “troubling” that the drug tests are not kept confidential like medical records.
- Mary Stenson Scriven at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.