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Adalberto Jordan

Adalberto Jordan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 17, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Susan Black
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
September 9, 1999 – February 17, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lenore Nesbitt
Succeeded by Robin Rosenberg
Personal details
Born December 1961 (age 53)
Havana, Cuba
Alma mater University of Miami

Adalberto Jose Jordan (born December 1961) is an Appeals Court Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Jordan was confirmed by the United States Senate to the Eleventh Circuit on February 15, 2012. He received his judicial commission on February 17, 2012.

Jordan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, his alma mater, and at Florida International University's College of Law.[1]

Early life and education

Jordan was born in Havana, Cuba, and came with his family to Miami, Florida when he was a young boy, in 1968.

Jordan graduated from Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989.[5]

Professional career

In 1989, Jordan returned to Miami, Florida, to work as an associate for Steel, Hector & Davis, a prestigious local law firm that was acquired by Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in 2005. Despite being there a relatively short time, Jordan was named a partner at Steel, Hector & Davis by his fifth year. Shortly after making partner, Jordan made the transition to public-sector lawyering, and became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in 1994.[5] In 1998, he was appointed Chief of the Appellate Division, and served in that position for about one year.

Federal judicial service

Service on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

On March 15, 1999, President Bill Clinton nominated Jordan to the seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida that had been vacated by Judge Lenore Carrero Nesbitt.[5] Jordan was confirmed to the federal bench by the U.S. Senate on September 8, 1999, by a vote of 93-1, with then-Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire as the lone dissenting vote. Jordan received his commission on September 9, 1999.

Service on the Eleventh Circuit

In May 2011, the South Florida Daily Business Review reported that Jordan was being vetted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in anticipation of President Obama nominating Jordan to a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit created when 11th Circuit Judge Susan H. Black took senior status in February 2011.[6][7] On August 2, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Jordan for the judgeship.

On October 13, 2011 the Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination by voice vote.[8] On February 9, 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved to invoke cloture on Jordan's nomination, thereby cutting off debate and ending a Republican filibuster of Jordan's nomination.[9] A cloture vote was held for February 13, 2012.[9] Cloture was invoked in an 89–5 vote.[10] On February 15, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Jordan to the seat on the Eleventh Circuit in a 94–5 vote.[11] Jordan received his judicial commission on February 17, 2012.[12]

Personal

Jordan's wife, Esther Jordan, has been a longtime teacher at St. Brendan High School, which the couple both attended.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://law.fiu.edu/
  2. ^ Belen Jesuit Preparatory School - Close Up
  3. ^ William J. Clinton Foundation "President Nominates Fisher and Jordan to the Federal Bench"
  4. ^ Weaver, Jay (September 4, 2011). "Miami federal Judge Adalberto Jordan on track for appeals court post".  
  5. ^ a b c Judges of the United States Courts
  6. ^ http://dailybusinessreview.typepad.com/insidetrack/2011/05/26/index.html
  7. ^ http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=184&cid=999&ctype=na&instate=na
  8. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/Materials112thCongress.cfm
  9. ^ a b http://www.senate.gov/galleries/pdcl/index.htm
  10. ^ Senate Roll Call
  11. ^ Senate Roll Call
  12. ^ http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2831&cid=999&ctype=na&instate=na
  13. ^ http://www.stbrendanalumni.org/alumni/awards.cfm

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Preceded by
Lenore Nesbitt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1999–2012
Succeeded by
Robin Rosenberg
Preceded by
Susan Black
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2012–present
Incumbent
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