Robert C. Brack
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Assumed office
July 25, 2018
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
In office
July 15, 2003 – July 25, 2018
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySeat established by 116 Stat. 1758
Succeeded byMargaret Strickland
Personal details
Born
Robert Charles Brack[1]

(1953-03-02) March 2, 1953 (age 69)
Lynwood, California
EducationEastern New Mexico University (BA)
University of New Mexico School of Law (JD)

Robert Charles Brack (born March 2, 1953) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Education and career

Born in Lynwood, California, Brack received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1978. He was in private practice in New Mexico from 1978 to 1997. He was a state district court judge in Clovis, New Mexico, from 1997 to 2003.[2]

District court service

On April 28, 2003, Brack was nominated by President George W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico created by 116 Stat. 1758. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 14, 2003, and received his commission on July 15, 2003.[3] He assumed senior status on July 25, 2018.[4]

Notable case

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In July 2011, Columbus, New Mexico, dissolved its police force, due to a gun smuggling scandal that involved its village officials and others.[5][6] The Mayor, a village trustee, a former police chief, and nine other people were indicted in the scandal.[5][6] The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney from El Paso, Texas, but the case will be tried starting October 3, 2011 before Judge Brack in Las Cruces, New Mexico.[6]

References

  1. ^ 108-1 Hearings: Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments, S. Hrg. 108-135, Part 3, April 30, May 7, May 22, June 25, and July 9, 2003
  2. ^ "Robert C Brack, United States District Court of New Mexico: Profile and Biography". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2020-03-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "The Honorable Robert C. Brack | District of New Mexico | United States District Court". www.nmd.uscourts.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  4. ^ "Judge Robert C. Brack (D. New Mexico) – CourtListener.com". CourtListener. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  5. ^ a b Liz Goodwin (July 12, 2011). "New Mexico town dissolves police dept after gun smuggling scandal". Yahoo. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Ashley Meeks (June 30, 2011). "El Paso office to work on Columbus gun case". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved July 12, 2011.

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Legal offices Preceded bySeat established by 116 Stat. 1758 Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico 2003–2018 Succeeded byMargaret Strickland