Rudolph Contreras

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Rudolph Contreras
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 23, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Ricardo Urbina
Personal details
Born 1962 (age 51–52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Florida State University, Tallahassee
University of Pennsylvania

Rudolph Contreras (born 1962) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Early life and education[edit]

Contreras was born in 1962 in Staten Island, New York[1] to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in Miami, Florida.[2] He received a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 1984 and a Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1991.[3]

Judicial nomination[edit]

On July 28, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Contreras to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.[3] He would replace Judge Ricardo M. Urbina who took senior status in 2011. On October 4, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on his nomination and on October 3, 2011, reported his nomination to the floor of the Senate.

On March 22, 2012, the Senate confirmed Contreras in a voice vote.[4] He received his commission on March 23, 2012.[5]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Ricardo Urbina
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
2012–present
Incumbent