Victoria A. Roberts

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Victoria A. Roberts
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Assumed office
June 29, 1998
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byGeorge La Plata
Personal details
Born1951 (age 66–67)
Detroit, Michigan
EducationUniversity of Michigan (B.A.)
Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.)

Victoria A. Roberts (born 1951) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Education and career[edit]

Roberts was born in Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1973, and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1977. Roberts was a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1976 to 1977, and was a legal research and writing teaching fellow at the Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University from 1977 to 1978. She was in private practice in Michigan from 1977 to 1985. Roberts was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1985 to 1988, returning to private practice in Detroit from 1988 to 1998. She was general counsel for Mayor-Elect Dennis Archer's transition team from 1993 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 31, 1997, Roberts was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by George La Plata. She was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 1998, and received her commission on June 29, 1998.

Roberts is a judge in the Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump lawsuit filed in response to Donald Trump's travel ban. On May 11, 2017, she ordered the Trump administration to turn over a memo by adviser Rudy Giuliani—allegedly written to make the travel order appear that it was not specifically aimed at Muslims—by May 19, 2017.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mehrotra, Kartikay (May 11, 2017). "Trump Ordered to Turn Over Giuliani Memo in Travel Ban Suit". Bloomberg News. Retrieved May 23, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George La Plata
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1998–present
Incumbent