Stephanie Marie Rose

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Stephanie Marie Rose
Stephanie M Rose US Attorney.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Assumed office
September 17, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Robert W. Pratt
United States Attorney of the Northern District of Iowa
In office
November 24, 2009 – September 17, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Charles Larson
Succeeded by Kevin W. Techau
Personal details
Born Stephanie Marie King
1972 (age 44–45)
Topeka, Kansas
Education University of Iowa B.A.
University of Iowa College of Law J.D.

Stephanie Marie Rose (born 1972) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. She is the first female judge to serve in the Southern District.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Rose was born Stephanie Marie King in Topeka, Kansas in 1972.[2] She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 from the University of Iowa. She received her Juris Doctor in 1996 from the University of Iowa College of Law.[3]

Career[edit]

Rose served over 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney. She was Deputy Criminal Chief from 2008 to 2009. During her tenure she has investigated and prosecuted over 800 federal criminal cases. She has also done pro bono work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. She also volunteered her services to represent domestic violence victims. From 2009 to 2012, Rose served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.[4][3]

Rose's work in the U.S. attorney's office has involved some controversy surrounding the Postville Raid and the conviction and sentence of Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse chief Sholom Rubashkin of Postville, Iowa on 86 financial fraud-related federal charges and his subsequent 27-year sentence in federal prison.[5] Prosecutors, led by Rose, initially had sought a life sentence for Rubashkin, but later agreed to seek 25 years after the life sentence request was criticized by former Justice Department officials including six former Attorneys General.[6][7][8]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On February 2, 2012, President Obama nominated Rose to be United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.[4] She replaced Judge Robert W. Pratt, who took senior status on July 1, 2012.[9] Rose received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 14, 2012 and her nomination was reported to the floor on April 19, 2012, by voice vote, with Senator Mike Lee recorded as voting no. On September 10, 2012, the Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 89 ayes to 1 nay, Senator DeMint casting the sole no vote.[10] She received her commission on September 17, 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Making History: President Obama’s Female Judicial Nominees, Alliance for Justice (June 11, 2013).
  2. ^ Transcript of Senate Questionnaire for her consideration for the office of U.S. Attorney. Scribd.com. Retrieved on September 26, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Rose, Stephanie Marie - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  4. ^ a b Nomination announcement from whitehouse.gov for February 2, 2012. Whitehouse.gov (February 2, 2012). Retrieved on September 26, 2013.
  5. ^ U.S. Attorney issues Rubashkin statement | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs. Blogs.desmoinesregister.com (June 22, 2010). Retrieved on September 26, 2013.
  6. ^ Maimon, Debbie (February 17, 2012) Postville’s Wounds Re-opened. theyeshivaworld.com
  7. ^ Preston, Julia (April 28, 2010) Life Sentence Is Debated for Meat Plant Ex-Chief. New York Times
  8. ^ Feds Back Off From Life Sentence for Slaughterhouse Fraud Case. Law.com (May 3, 2010). Retrieved on September 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Pratt, Robert W. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  10. ^ Senate Roll Call. Senate.gov. Retrieved on September 26, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert W. Pratt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
2012–present
Incumbent