Terry F. Moorer

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Terry F. Moorer
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Assumed office
September 4, 2018
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byWilliam H. Steele
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
In office
January 3, 2007 – September 4, 2018
Personal details
Born (1961-01-20) January 20, 1961 (age 58)
Greenville, Alabama, U.S.
EducationMarion Military Institute (AA)
Huntingdon College (BA)
University of Alabama School of Law (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Seal of the Alabama National Guard.svg Alabama Army National Guard
Years of service1981–2014
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Awards

Terry Fitzgerald Moorer (born January 20, 1961) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He was formerly a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Biography[edit]

Moorer earned his Associate of Arts from the Marion Military Institute, his Bachelor of Arts from Huntingdon College, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Before assuming his judgeship, Judge Moorer served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, as a Command Judge Advocate in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and as an attorney in the Office of Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Rucker.[1] As a Colonel in the Alabama National Guard, Moorer was the primary architect of the Alabama Code of Military Justice.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Magistrate judge tenure[edit]

Moorer served as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, a position he assumed on January 3, 2007, and left on September 4, 2018, when he became a district judge.[1][3]

District court service[edit]

On May 8, 2017, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Moorer to an unspecified seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.[4]

On September 7, 2017, President Trump nominated Moorer to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, to the seat vacated by Judge William H. Steele, who assumed senior status on June 8, 2017.[5] On November 1, 2017, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[6] On December 7, 2017, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[7]

On January 3, 2018, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate.[8] On January 5, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intent to renominate Moorer to a federal judgeship.[9] On January 8, 2018, his renomination was sent to the Senate.[10] On January 18, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 17–4 vote.[11] On August 28, 2018, his nomination was confirmed by voice vote.[12] He received his judicial commission on September 4, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Candidate Nominations". May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Donald Trump Eyes Two Conservative Alabama Judges to Fill Federal Court Vacancies". May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Honorable Terry Fitzgerald Moorer". United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
  4. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Candidate Nominations" White House, May 8, 2017
  5. ^ "Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", White House, September 7, 2017
  6. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for November 1, 2017
  7. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – December 7, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee
  8. ^ "Congressional Record", United States Senate, January 3, 2018
  9. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Renomination of 21 Judicial Nominees", White House, January 5, 2018
  10. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, January 8, 2018
  11. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – January 18, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  12. ^ "PN1418 — Terry Fitzgerald Moorer — The Judiciary". United States Senate. January 8, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
William H. Steele
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
2018–present
Incumbent