History of the Federal Judiciary

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Black, Bruce D.
Born 1947 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 10, 1995, to a seat vacated by Juan Guerrero Burciaga. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995, and received commission on December 26, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2010-2012. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2012.

Albion College, B.A., 1969
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Mexico, 1972-1991
Judge, New Mexico Court of Appeals, 1991-1995


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