|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
|Assumed office |
August 1, 2017
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
September 13, 2002 – August 1, 2017
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762|
|Succeeded by||Aileen Cannon|
|Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida|
February 12, 1996 – September 13, 2002
Kenneth Anthony Marra
August 1, 1951
Queens, New York
|Spouse(s)||Deborah L. Reid|
|Education||Stony Brook University (BA)|
Stetson University (JD)
Kenneth Anthony Marra (born August 1, 1951) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Education and career
Marra was born in 1951 in Queens, New York. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and from Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1977.
Marra served as an attorney in the United States Department of Justice from 1977 to 1980. He went into private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1980 to 1983 and in Florida from 1984 to 1996. Marra served as a judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit from 1996 to 2002.
District court service
President George W. Bush nominated Marra to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on January 23, 2002, to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762. Marra was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 82-0 on September 9, 2002. He received commission on September 13, 2002. He assumed senior status on August 1, 2017.
On April 7, 2015, Judge Kenneth Marra dealt with the pedophilia case involving Jeffrey Epstein. Marra ruled that sex allegations made against Prince Andrew, the British royal and alleged pedophile, in court papers filed in Florida must be struck from the public record.
- "107-2 Hearings: Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments, S. Hrg. 107-584, Part 4, May 9, May 23, June 13, June 27, and July 23, 2002, *". [S.l. Mar 22, 2003. hdl:2027/mdp.39015090382121. Retrieved Mar 22, 2021.
- "On the Nomination PN1320: Kenneth A. Marra, of Florida, to ... -- Senate Vote #211 -- Sep 9, 2002".
- "Judge orders Prince Andrew sex allegations struck from court record". the Guardian. Apr 7, 2015. Retrieved Mar 22, 2021.
- Kenneth Marra at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.