Rosemary M. Collyer
|Rosemary Mayers Collyer|
|Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court|
May 19, 2016
|Appointed by||John G. Roberts, Jr.|
|Preceded by||Thomas F. Hogan|
|Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court|
March 8, 2013
|Appointed by||John G. Roberts, Jr.|
|Preceded by||John D. Bates|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
May 18, 2016
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
November 15, 2002 – May 18, 2016
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Thomas Penfield Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Timothy J. Kelly|
November 19, 1945 |
Port Chester, New York
|Education||Trinity Washington University (B.A.)
University of Denver College of Law (J.D.)
Rosemary Mayers Collyer (born November 19, 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and a member of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Early life and career
Born in Port Chester, New York, Collyer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University) in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 1977.
She was in private practice at the law firm of Sherman & Howard in Colorado from 1977 to 1981. She was then Chairman of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission from 1981 to 1984 and General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board from 1984 to 1989. She returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the firm of Crowell & Moring LLP from 1989 to 2002.
On August 1, 2002, Collyer was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Thomas Penfield Jackson. Collyer was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received her commission on November 15, 2002. She assumed senior status on May 18, 2016.
In 2013, Collyer was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to a seven-year term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The Court provides a measure of judicial oversight over surveillance activities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended. Judge Collyer's term on the FIS Court began on March 8, 2013 and will conclude on March 7, 2020. She replaced Judge John D. Bates, whose term ended on February 21, 2013.
In United States House of Representatives v. Price (2016), Judge Collyer first found the House had standing to sue the Obama Administration and, then, found that the Administration had unconstitutionally spent billions of Treasury funds on health insurer subsidies without a Congressional appropriation. Judge Collyer enjoined any further insurer reimbursements without a valid appropriation, but stayed her order pending appeal.
- "Rosemary M. Collyer". US District Court. Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-06-28.
- "The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: 2013 Membership". Federation of American Scientists. Archived from the original on 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
- "Ronald Reagan: Nomination of Rosemary M. Collyer To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and Designation as Chairman". www.presidency.ucsb.edu.
- Pres. Nom. 2063, 107th Cong. (2002).
- "Respondents' response to Court's August 7, 2006 order" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. August 15, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
- Lyle Denniston (12 May 2016). "Judge: Billions spent illegally on ACA benefits". SCOTUSblog. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
- Hulse, Carl (13 May 2016). "Judge Backs House Challenge to a Key Part of Health Law". The New York Times. p. A15. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
Thomas Penfield Jackson
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Timothy J. Kelly
John D. Bates
|Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Thomas F. Hogan
|Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court