Bruce D. Black

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Bruce D. Black
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
In office
October 1, 2012 – January 1, 2017
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
In office
2010–2012
Preceded by Martha Vázquez
Succeeded by M. Christina Armijo
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
In office
December 26, 1995 – October 1, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Juan Guerrero Burciaga
Succeeded by Kenneth J. Gonzales
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater Albion College
University of Michigan Law School

Bruce D. Black (born 1947) is a former Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Biography[edit]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Black received a B.A. from Albion College in 1969 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1971. He was in private practice in New Mexico from 1972 to 1991. He was a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals from 1991 to 1995.

On August 10, 1995, Black was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico vacated by Juan Guerrero Burciaga. Black was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1995, and received his commission on December 26, 1995. He served as chief judge from 2010 to 2012. He took senior status, effective October 1, 2012. He retired from active service on January 1, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Martha Vázquez
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
2010–2012
Succeeded by
M. Christina Armijo
Preceded by
Juan Guerrero Burciaga
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
1995–2012
Succeeded by
Kenneth J. Gonzales