Mary Stenson Scriven
Mary Stenson Scriven
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Assumed office |
September 30, 2008
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Patricia C. Fawsett|
|Born||October 20, 1962|
|Education||Duke University (B.A.)|
Florida State University College of Law (J.D.)
Mary Stenson Scriven (born October 20, 1962) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Education and career
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Scriven graduated from Duke University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 and later from Florida State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1987. Following law school graduation, Scriven was in private practice in Florida from 1987 to 1997. She was an Associate professor at Stetson University College of Law from 1996 to 1997.
Federal judicial career
Scriven started her judicial career as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida from 1997 to 2008. Scriven was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida by President George W. Bush on July 10, 2008 to a seat vacated Patricia C. Fawsett as Fawsett assumed senior status. Scriven was confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 2008 on a Senate vote and received her commission on September 30, 2008.
On October 24, 2011, Scriven temporarily blocked Florida's new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits, saying it may violate the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The drug test can reveal a host of private medical facts about the individual, Scriven wrote, adding that she found it "troubling" that the drug tests are not kept confidential like medical records.
- "Sorry, we can't seem to find the page you're looking for". 24 October 2011 – via washingtonpost.com.[dead link]
- Mary Stenson Scriven at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Patricia C. Fawsett
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida