Rodolfo Ruiz

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Rodolfo Ruiz
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Assumed office
May 3, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byWilliam J. Zloch
Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
In office
November 2014 – May 6, 2019
Appointed byRick Scott
Preceded byBeth Bloom
Succeeded byvacant
Judge of the Miami-Dade County Court
In office
April 2012 – November 2014
Appointed byRick Scott
Personal details
Born1979 (age 39–40)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
EducationDuke University (BA)
Georgetown University Law Center (JD)

Rodolfo "Rudy" Armando Ruiz II (born 1979) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and former Florida state court judge.

Biography[edit]

Ruiz received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2005 from the Georgetown University Law Center. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Federico A. Moreno of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.[1]

Ruiz served as an Assistant County Attorney for the Miami-Dade County's Attorney's office. From 2012 to 2014 he served as a judge of the Miami-Dade County Court. Governor Rick Scott appointed him to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in 2014 and he served in that capacity until his appointment to the federal bench in 2019.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Ruiz was mentioned as a potential judicial nominee in February 2018.[2] On April 26, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Ruiz to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.[3] On May 7, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. He was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge William J. Zloch, who assumed senior status on January 31, 2017.[4] On June 20, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5] On July 19, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[6]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Ruiz for a federal judgeship.[7] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[8] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[9] On May 2, 2019, his nomination was confirmed by the full Senate by a vote of 90–8. He received his judicial commission on May 3, 2019.

Memberships[edit]

He has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2016.[10][failed verification]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMahon, Paula (February 13, 2018). "Trump names his top three picks for federal judge in South Florida". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Caputo, Marc (February 13, 2018). "Trump taps 3 new judges in federal district overseeing Mar-a-Lago". Politico. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Thirteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees and Seventh Wave of United States Marshal Nominees". whitehouse.gov. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Fifteen Nominations Sent to the Senate Today" White House, May 7, 2018
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for June 20, 2018
  6. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – July 19, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  7. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  8. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  9. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  10. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Rodolfo Ruiz

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Beth Bloom
Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
2014–2019
Vacant
Preceded by
William J. Zloch
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
2019–present
Incumbent