Arthur Randolph

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Arthur Randolph
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Senior judge
Position:   50
Station:   D.C.
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   07/16/1990 - 11/01/2008
Senior:   11/01/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Spottswood Robinson
Succeeded by:   Srikanth Srinivasan
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1977 - 1990
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Riverside, NJ
Undergraduate:   Drexel U., 1966
Law School:   University of Pennsylvania Law, 1969

Arthur Raymond Randolph is an Article III federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He is serving on senior status.[1]

Education

Born in Riverside, New Jersey, Randolph graduated from Drexel University with his B.A. in 1966, and later received a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1969.[1]

Professional career

  • 1986-1990: Special assistant attorney general, State of Utah
  • 1985-1990: Special assistant attorney general, State of New Mexico
  • 1983-1990: Special assistant attorney general, State of Montana
  • 1979-1980: Special counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
  • 1977-1990: Attorney in private practice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1975-1977: Deputy solicitor general, United States Department of Justice
  • 1974-1978: Adjunct professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1973-1975: Attorney in private practice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-1973: Assistant to the solicitor general, United States Department of Justice
  • 1969-1970: Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, Second Circuit[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of the at-large congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Randolph was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on May 8, 1990, to a seat vacated by Spottswood Robinson. Randolph was confirmed by the unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on July 13, 1990, and received commission on July 16, 1990.[2] Randolph assumed senior status on November 1, 2008.[1]

Notable cases

D.C. Circuit cannot rule on filibuster lawsuit due to jurisdictional issue (2014)

In April 2014, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit, comprised of Judges Randolph, Karen Henderson and Stephen F. Williams, blocked a lawsuit filed by the advocacy group Common Cause having to do with Senate filibuster rules invoked as to the DREAM and DISCLOSE bills. The decision, written by Judge Randolph, noted that the advocacy group failed to sue the proper party, namely, the Senate itself, as it was the cause of the alleged injury in question. Judge Randolph further stated that the Senate was an "absent third party," and that the D.C. Circuit therefore lacked jurisdiction to rule on the case.

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D.C. Circuit strikes down "conflict minerals" rule as unconstitutional (2014)

On April 14, 2014, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit, comprised of Judges Randolph, David Sentelle and Srikanth Srinivasan, struck down a securities law concerning "conflict minerals" (i.e., minerals that were mined in central Africa), noting that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rule violated the First Amendment. In the opinion, Judge Randolph wrote that “[b]y compelling an issuer to confess blood on its hands, the statute interferes with that exercise of freedom of speech under the First Amendment.”

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Spottswood Robinson
Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C.
1990–2008
Succeeded by:
Srikanth Srinivasan



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