Robert C. Brack

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Robert C. Brack
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Assumed office
July 15, 2003
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 116 Stat. 1758
Personal details
Born Robert C. Brack
1953 (age 63–64)
Lynwood, California
Education Eastern New Mexico University B.A.
University of New Mexico School of Law J.D.

Robert C. Brack (born 1953) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Lynwood, California, Brack received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1978. He was in private practice in New Mexico from 1978 to 1997. He was a state district court judge in Clovis, New Mexico, from 1997 to 2003.

District court service[edit]

On April 28, 2003, Brack was nominated by President George W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico created by 116 Stat. 1758. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 14, 2003, and received his commission on July 15, 2003.

Notable case[edit]

In July 2011, Columbus, New Mexico, dissolved its police force, due to a gun smuggling scandal that involved its village officials and others.[1][2] The Mayor, a village trustee, a former police chief, and nine other people were indicted in the scandal.[1][2] The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney from El Paso, Texas, but the case will be tried starting October 3, 2011 before Judge Brack in Las Cruces, New Mexico.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Liz Goodwin (July 12, 2011). "New Mexico town dissolves police dept after gun smuggling scandal". Yahoo. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Ashley Meeks (June 30, 2011). "El Paso office to work on Columbus gun case". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 116 Stat. 1758
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
2003–present
Incumbent