Thursday, November 07, 2013

It's official -- Robin Rosenbaum nominated to 11th Circuit

Here's the President's press release:

President Obama Nominates Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals.

President Obama said, "Judge Rosenbaum has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions. She will be a thoughtful and distinguished addition to the 11th Circuit, and I am extremely pleased to put her forward.”

Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum:  Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum is a United States District Court Judge in the Southern District of Florida, a position she has held since her appointment in 2012.  Since 2009, Judge Rosenbaum has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.  From 2007 until her confirmation to the district court, Judge Rosenbaum served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  From 1998 to 2007, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the same district, where she served as Chief of the Economic Crimes Section in the Fort Lauderdale office beginning in 2002.   Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Judge Rosenbaum clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1998, worked as a litigation associate at Holland & Knight from 1996 to 1997, and served as staff counsel at the Office of the Independent Counsel in Washington, D.C. from 1995 to 1996.  She began her legal career as a trial attorney at the Federal Programs Branch of the United States Department of Justice from 1991 to 1995.   Judge Rosenbaum received her J.D. magna cum laude in 1991 from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. in 1988 from Cornell University.

Congrats to Judge Rosenbaum!

In other Rosenbaum news, she was assigned to handle the Homesick Hijacker case.  Apparently in mag court today, Mr. Potts protested the proceedings going forward:

"I would like to — I'm new at this stuff," Potts told U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes. "With total respect — I have to protest these proceedings."
But Otazo-Reyes cut Potts off before he could explain, saying all she wanted to know was whether he could afford a lawyer. Potts said he had earned about 200 Cuban pesos a month as a farmer outside Havana and had no other appreciable assets or income.
The judge appointed a federal public defender to represent him and Potts did not speak again about his objection.
Now the question is, who will this case get dumped on...  But before Judge Rosenbaum gets confirmed, she will have to sentence Kim Rothstein next week.  That should be interesting.


Anonymous said...

That is an incredible ascension and speaks volumes to her character and judicial temperament. Sadly, its
a(nother) great loss to the trial bench in the Southern District because she gives great trial.

Paul Calli



Anonymous said...

She will be a great Circuit Judge just like she has been a great district judge . . . assuming Senate republicans grow up

South Florida Lawyers said...

Very pleased -- a fantastic choice!

Anonymous said...

Is she fantastic on criminal issues? She sentences at or above the guidelines. She rarely rules for a criminal defendant. She is smart but should she be an Obama appointee because she seems very conservative. Seems like Obama just wanted an easy confirmation.

Anonymous said...

Calli really went out on a limb there.

Anonymous said...

She is fantastic and fair, brilliant and hard working, polite and in control of her courtroom. Across the board, gets the highest marks from this criminal defense attorney. A tremendous loss to the trial bench. She will be missed greatly. But I am very happy for her.

S/guy who had 1 and a half month criminal trial before her.

Anonymous said...

She's awesome!

s/ guy who has sentencing in front of her in 2 weeks

Anonymous said...

Love dat Kimmy. Still a hottie.

Anonymous said...

Wish she could be cloned before she goes. She will be almost impossible to replace. Good trial judges are hard to come by.

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