Rosemary Márquez

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Rosemary Márquez
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 19, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Frank Zapata
Personal details
Born 1968 (age 45–46)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Cochise College
University of Arizona

Rosemary Márquez (born 1968) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Early life and education[edit]

Márquez's parents, Miguel and Catalina Márquez, emigrated from Sonora, Mexico.[1] Márquez was born in Los Angeles, California in 1968,[2] but her family later moved to Bisbee, Arizona in order to be closer to Sonora.[1] She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctorate from the school in 1993.[3]

Professional career[edit]

From 1994 until 1996, Márquez served as a public defender in Pima County, Arizona. From 1996 until 2000, she served as an assistant federal public defender.[3]

From 2000 to 2014, Márquez worked in private law practice in Tucson, Arizona, focusing her efforts on federal criminal defense.[3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

During the 111th United States Congress, Democrats from the Arizona House delegation recommended Márquez to fill the vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona created by Judge Frank R. Zapata's decision to take senior status.[4] On June 23, 2011, during the 112th Congress, President Obama formally nominated Márquez to serve as a judge for the District of Arizona.[5] Due to opposition by Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, both Republicans, her nomination did not receive a hearing in the 112th Congress.[6] On January 2, 2013, her nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate.

On January 3, 2013, she was renominated to the same office.[7] On September 19, 2013, Senator McCain indicated that he would support the nomination of Márquez, as well as four other nominees made to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona on that day.[8] Her hearing was before the Senate Judicial Committee on January 28, 2014, and her nomination was reported to the United States Senate by a vote of 15-2 on February 27, 2014.[9]

On May 13, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on her nomination. On May 15, 2014, The Senate voted 58-35 on the motion to invoke cloture on her nomination.[10] Later that same day, The Senate voted 81-15 in favor of final confirmation.[11] She received her judicial commission on May 19, 2014.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Portillo Jr., Ernesto (October 7, 2012). "Neto's Tucson: Attorney to get day in court - the big court". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire
  3. ^ a b c The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (June 23, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court Bench". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Brodesky, Josh (May 17, 2012). "Josh Brodesky: Kyl stonewalls judge-in-waiting". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (June 23, 2011). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Judicial nomination languishes nine months without Senate hearing", Cronkite News
  7. ^ Renomination announcement
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Executive Business Meeting". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 150. United States Senate. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 153. United States Senate. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Zapata
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
2014–present
Incumbent