Stanley Marcus (judge)

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Stanley Marcus
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Assumed office
November 12, 1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Peter T. Fay
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
July 18, 1985 – November 23, 1997
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by Patricia A. Seitz
Personal details
Born Stanley Marcus
(1946-03-27) March 27, 1946 (age 71)
New York City, New York
Education Queens College, City University of New York (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Stanley Marcus (born March 27, 1946) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Early life, education and legal training[edit]

Marcus was born and raised in New York City, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, City University of New York, magna cum laude, in 1967. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School in 1971. Marcus also served on active duty in the United States Army in 1969, and served in the United States Army Reserve through 1974.[1]

Legal career[edit]

Marcus clerked for United States District Judge John Ries Bartels from 1971 until 1973, and joined the New York law firm of Botein, Hays, Sklar and Herzberg as an associate in 1974. He became an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn in 1975, and in 1978 was assigned to the United States Attorney's Office in Detroit, Michigan as Deputy Chief of the "Detroit Strike Force," which investigated organized crime in Michigan. In 1980, Marcus was appointed the Chief of the Detroit Strike Force, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice. In 1982, Marcus left Detroit and became the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, in Miami, Florida.[2][1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Marcus was nominated on June 20, 1985 by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333 on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 16, 1985, received his commission on July 18, 1985 and was sworn in on August 16, 1985, according to a September 26, 1997 article in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. His service terminated on November 23, 1997, due to elevation to the Eleventh Circuit.[1]

President Bill Clinton nominated Marcus to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, to a seat vacated by Judge Peter T. Fay, on September 25, 1997, after a previous Clinton nominee for the seat, Charles "Bud" Stack, had withdrawn his name from consideration after his background was raised as an issue by Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential election.[3] Even though the Senate at that time was controlled by Republicans, Marcus' nomination was considered to be very uncontroversial. The United States Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of Marcus' nomination on November 6, 1997, and the full Senate unanimously confirmed him on November 7, 1997. "I'm deeply honored," Marcus told the Miami Herald in a brief interview in an article that appeared on November 8, 1997. He received his commission on November 12, 1997.[1]

Judge Marcus is a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction and has been the committee's chairman since 1992.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Marcus' wife is Judy. They have two children, Jonathan and Elizabeth. Jonathan is a medical professional in Rochester, NY. Judge Marcus is a known movie buff. Marcus teaches Religion and the Constitution and Trial Advocacy at Brooklyn Law School.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Marcus, Stanley - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ Judge Stanley Marcus, http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/about/judges/marcus.php
  3. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (April 23, 1996). "Dole Faults Clinton Choice for Federal Bench". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/about/judges/marcus.php
  5. ^ Brooklyn Law School, Adjunct Faculty, http://www.brooklaw.edu/faculty/adjunct/#93

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1985–1997
Succeeded by
Patricia A. Seitz
Preceded by
Peter T. Fay
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1997–present
Incumbent