|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
December 31, 2010
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
October 5, 1999 – December 31, 2010
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Sonia Sotomayor|
|Succeeded by||Andrew L. Carter, Jr.|
|Born||1941 (age 74–75)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
|Alma mater||New York University
Yale Law School
Victor Marrero (born 1941) is a United States federal senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1999. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2010.
Born in 1941 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Judge Marrero previously served as US Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) from 1998–1999 and as US Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from 1993-1997. He was a co-founder of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1972.
He is well known for twice striking down elements of the USA PATRIOT Act, most recently in September 2007, stating that the provision in question "offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers."
- Victor Marrero at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Andrew L. Carter, Jr.
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