Joel Fredrick Dubina
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|Joel Fredrick Dubina|
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
October 26, 2013
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
June 1, 2009 – October 26, 2013
|Preceded by||James Larry Edmondson|
|Succeeded by||Edward E. Carnes|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
October 1, 1990 – October 26, 2013
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Robert Smith Vance|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama|
September 15, 1986 – October 5, 1990
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Robert Edward Varner|
|Succeeded by||William Harold Albritton III|
|Born||Joel Fredrick Dubina
October 26, 1947
|Education||University of Alabama B.S.
Cumberland School of Law J.D.
Joel Fredrick Dubina (born October 26, 1947) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Education and career
Dubina was born in Elkhart, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in 1970, and a Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1973. He was a law clerk to Judge Robert Edward Varner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama from 1973 to 1974. He was in private practice of law in Montgomery, Alabama from 1974 to 1983.
Federal judicial service
Dubina was a United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama from 1983 to 1986. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 30, 1986, to Varner's seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12, 1986, and received commission on September 15, 1986. His service was terminated on October 5, 1990, following his elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Dubina was nominated to the Eleventh Circuit by President George H. W. Bush on June 7, 1990, to a seat vacated by Judge Robert Smith Vance. Dubina was confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1990, and received his commission on October 1, 1990. He served as Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit from June 1, 2009 until July 31, 2013.
Dubina was on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that reviewed Roger Vinson's decision in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- 11th circuit directory. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
- "Biographical Directory of the Federal Judiciary". Bernan Press. 4 June 2017 – via Google Books.
- "Dubina, Joel Fredrick - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- McCutcheon, Michael; Barone, Chuck (2013). 2014 Almanac of American Politics. The University of Chicago Press.
- "In re Troy Davis, Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive Habeas Corpus Petition" (PDF). 11th Circuit. 2009-04-16.
- Kendall, Brent (August 13, 2011). "Health Overhaul Is Dealt Setback". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- Rankin, Bill. "Another judicial vacancy to open up on 11th Circuit". ajc.
- "Current Judicial Vacancies".
Robert Edward Varner
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
William Harold Albritton III
Robert Smith Vance
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
James Larry Edmondson
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Edward E. Carnes