Ronald Lee Gilman

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Ronald Lee Gilman
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assumed office
November 21, 2010
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
November 7, 1997 – November 21, 2010
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Herbert Theodore Milburn
Succeeded by Bernice B. Donald
Personal details
Born Ronald Lee Gilman
(1942-10-16) October 16, 1942 (age 75)
Memphis, Tennessee
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Ronald Lee Gilman (born October 16, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Gilman attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964 and received a Scientiae Baccalaureus degree in Economics. In 1967, he obtained a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Gilman privately practiced law in Memphis and became a professor at the University of Memphis School of Law in 1980. In 1988 he became an arbitrator and mediator at the American Arbitration Association. In 1993, Gilman became an arbitrator and mediator at the National Association of Securities Dealers. He was a referee at the Private Adduction Center from 1993 to 1997.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Gilman was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by Presiden Bill Clinton on July 16, 1997 after the seat had been vacated by Judge Herbert Theodore Milburn. On November 6, 1997, Gilman was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 98-1, with the lone senator voting against him being Lauch Faircloth.[3] He received his commission on November 7.[1] He took senior status on November 21, 2010.[4][2]

Notable cases[edit]

In ACLU v. NSA, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided to vacate the District Court's decision that the extrajudicial electronic intercepts of the National Security Agency, where one party is within the U.S. and the other is outside, violated the law. The Court decided that the plaintiffs lacked standing. Judge Ronald Gilman wrote a long dissent, in which he argued that the plaintiffs did have standing, and that the Terrorist Surveillance Program as originally implemented violated the FISA.[5]

Appeals judges Ronald Gilman, Gilbert Merritt, and Alan Eugene Norris unanimously reversed the decision of United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell, who had ruled in August 1997 against Jefferson County officials, therefore allowing county fiscal judges to regulate adult businesses.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Executive Bio print - Dudas". Archived from the original on September 26, 2006. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Gilman, Ronald Lee - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 105th Congress - 1st Session". www.senate.gov. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  5. ^ "6th Circuit Vacates in ACLU v. NSA for Lack of Standing". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  6. ^ Harden, Crystal (1999-03-06). "Kenton free to regulate adult sites". The Kentucky Post. E. W. Scripps Company. Archived from the original on 2005-09-01. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Herbert Theodore Milburn
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1997–2010
Succeeded by
Bernice B. Donald