Stanley Marcus (judge)

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Stanley Marcus
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 12, 1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Peter Fay
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
July 18, 1985 – November 12, 1997
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Patricia Seitz
Personal details
Born (1946-03-27) March 27, 1946 (age 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater City University of New York, Queens
Harvard University

Stanley Marcus (born March 27, 1946) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Early life, education and legal training[edit]

Judge Marcus was born and raised in New York City. He earned a bachelor's degree from Queens College, City University of New York, magna cum laude, in 1967. He earned his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1971. Marcus also served on active duty in the U.S. Army in 1969, and served in the Army Reserve through 1974.[1]

Legal career[edit]

Marcus clerked for U.S. District Judge John Ries Bartels from 1971 until 1973, and joined the New York law firm of Botein, Hays, Sklar and Herzberg as an associate in 1974. He became an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn in 1975, and in 1978 was assigned to the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit as Deputy Chief of the "Detroit Strike Force," which investigated organized crime in Michigan. In 1980, Marcus was appointed the Chief of the Detroit Strike Force, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1982, Marcus left Detroit and became U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, in Miami.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Marcus was nominated on June 20, 1985 by President Reagan to a newly created district judge seat at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 16, 1985 and was sworn in on August 16, 1985, according to a September 26, 1997 article in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

President Clinton nominated Marcus to the Eleventh Circuit on September 25, 1997, after a previous Clinton nominee for the seat, Charles "Bud" Stack, had withdrawn his name from consideration after his background was raised as an issue by Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential election.[3] Even though the U.S. Senate at that time was controlled by Republicans, Marcus' nomination was considered to be very uncontroversial. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of Marcus' nomination on November 6, 1997, and the full Senate unanimously confirmed him on November 7, 1997. "I'm deeply honored," Marcus told the Miami Herald in a brief interview in an article that appeared on November 8, 1997.

Judge Marcus is a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction and has been the committee's chairman since 1992.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Marcus' wife is Judy. They have two children, Jonathan and Elizabeth. Jonathan is a medical professional in Rochester, NY. Judge Marcus is a known movie buff. Marcus teaches Religion and the Constitution and Trial Advocacy at Brooklyn Law School.[5]

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Legal offices
New office Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1985–1997
Succeeded by
Patricia Seitz
Preceded by
Peter Fay
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1997–present
Incumbent