History of the Federal Judiciary


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Blackburn, Robert E.
Born 1950 in Lakewood, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 10, 2001, to a seat vacated by Zita L. Weinshienk. Confirmed by the Senate on February 26, 2002, and received commission on March 6, 2002. Assumed senior status on April 12, 2016.

Education:
Western State College (now Western State Colorado University), B.A., 1972
University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Law clerk in private practice, Colorado, 1975
Private practice, Las Animas, Colorado, 1975-1980
Deputy district attorney, Sixteenth Judicial District, Colorado, 1980-1986
County attorney, Bent County, Colorado, 1980-1988
Judge, Kim [Colorado] Municipal Court, 1985-1988
Judge, Colorado District Court, Sixteenth Judicial District, 1988-2002

 

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