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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||3/12/1990 - Present|
|Chief:||2009 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Philip Pratt|
|Home State:||Chandler, AZ|
|Undergraduate:||Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1973|
|Law School:||George Washington U. Law School, J.D., 1979|
Gerald Ellis Rosen is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush.
Early life and education
- Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1973
- George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1979
Judge Rosen began his professional career in Washington, D.C. as a Legislative Assistant to former Michigan U.S. Senator Robert Griffin. Rosen served on Senator Griffin's staff in Washington for five years from 1974 to 1979. Before being appointed to the Federal bench in 1990, Rosen was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone. Rosen was a trial lawyer specializing his practice in commercial, employment and constitutional litigation. 
Rosen has written and published articles for professional journals and the popular press on a wide range of issues, including Civil Procedure, Evidence, Due Process, Criminal Law, labor law and legal advertising, as well as numerous other topics. He is also a co-author of "Federal Civil Trials and Evidence", "Federal Employment Litigation" and "Michigan Civil Trials and Evidence" and is the Senior Editor of West Publishing Company's Michigan Practice Guide series. For five years prior to taking the Bench, Judge Rosen co-chaired the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In 1982, Judge Rosen was the Republican Candidate for Congress in Michigan's 17th District losing to Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI). 
Since 1992, Judge Rosen has been an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Evidence at University of Michigan Law School, Wayne State University Law School, University of Detroit Law School and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. From 1995 to 2001, Rosen served on the US Judicial Conference's Committee on Criminal Law. As a member of that Committee, he was actively involved in developing criminal law sentencing guidelines procedure policy for the Federal Judicial Branch..
Eastern District of Michigan
Rosen was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on November 9, 1989 to a seat vacated by Philip Pratt as Pratt assumed senior status. Rosen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 9, 1990 on full Senate Approval and received commission on March 12, 1990. 
A notable case on this page needs to be updated.
Tamara Greene case
Judge Rosen is the presiding judge in the lawsuit involving the death of Tamara Greene, a exotic dancer. Greene's family is suing the City of Detroit on wrongful death claims over a party held at the Manoogian Mansion. The accusations are over the claims that the Detroit Police botched records in an attempt to not hold the alleged killers accountable.
Judge Rosen issued a order to the City of Detroit on January 15, 2010, to hand over papers in regards to 911 tape requests. Rosen also expressed concerns of Detroit city attorneys stalling its progress on the case.
On January 18, 2010, the judge ordered both the prosecution and defense to resolve their differences in private over evidence used in the case. The order states that if both parties have not agreed to resolve their differences by February 8, 2010, then both sides must meet in front of a magistrate judge on January 11, 2010 to settle outstanding disputes. The action came after Judge Rosen's order to the Michigan Attorney General's office to hand over evidence in the case.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox wanted to wrap up his deposition on January 25, 2010 in spite of the delays in the case's progress. Attorneys representing the family of Tamara Greene wanted to delay the deposition to give Attorney General Cox more time to study documents related to the trial.
Judge Rosen ruled on March 3, 2010, that eight former and current Detroit Police Officers can review the official police files in regards to the murder of Tamara Greene. Attorneys both representing the family of Tamara Greene and the Detroit Police wanted the police officers to review the files to make sure there was no information missing.
The judge granted a request by Greene's attorneys on March 23, 2010, to have the wife and father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick deposed. The request would allow Greene's attorneys to conduct a deposition in their Texas home. However, the judge denied a request to depose a former staffer of current Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox over the Attorney General's office involvement in the case.
The Detroit Free Press and other media outlets in the Detroit Area have asked the Judge to unseal documents related to the Tamara Greene case. Judge Rosen scheduled a hearing on May 12, 2010, to determine if these documents can be unsealed. What the media outlets what to unseal are documents in the depositions including those from Attorney General Cox when he was ordered to give his deposition. Herschel Fink, an attorney representing the media, said that the Attorney General's deposition should be made public and especially when Cox has said during the court proceedings that documents in the deposition should be public documents for the record.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy wrote a letter to Judge Rosen on April 29, 2010, urging the judge to restrict what documents the media can view involving the Greene case. The letter was written in advance of the May 12th hearing that Judge Rosen would decide which documents would be released. Worthy emphasized in the letter to the judge that the efforts of the investigations related to the case could be derailed if improper information is released. One document Worthy feels that should not be released is Michigan Attorney General Cox's deposition as the prosecutor thinks safeguards should be maintained to evidence in the discovery phase of the lawsuit. The documents including the deposition from Attorney General Cox were remained sealed on Judge Rosen's order on May 12, 2010. The judge ruled that if the documents were unsealed could cause the related homicide investigation to be compromised along with releasing the identities of people that are not part of the case.
- Federal judge in Detroit bring experience to bench, Chicago Tribune, August 10, 2009
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Rosen
- Rosen's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rosen's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- ↑ Judge Rosen Biography
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Detroit Free Press "Officers can review Greene homicide file, judge rules", March 4, 2010
- ↑ "Detroit Free Press" Wayne County news briefs: Detroit accused of stalling in Greene case, January 19, 2010
- ↑ "Detroit Free Press" Judge orders lawyers to work out evidence issue in Tamara Greene case, January 19, 2010
- ↑ "Detroit News" Cox deposition in dancer suit wraps up, January 25, 2010
- ↑ WXYZ-TV "Kilpatrick's Wife & Father Will Have to Testify", March 24, 2010
- ↑ Detroit Free Press "Hearing set on unsealing Greene documents", April 23, 2010
- ↑ My FOX Detroit "Worthy: Keep the Lid on Case Tied to Tamara Greene", May 11, 2010
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Detroit Free Press "Lawsuit by the kids of dancer to stay sealed", May 13, 2010
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Michigan
Chief Judge: Gerald Rosen • Victoria Roberts • Paul Borman • Robert Cleland • Sean Cox • Denise Hood • David Lawson • Thomas Ludington • George Steeh • Gershwin Drain • Mark Goldsmith • Stephen Murphy • Terrence Berg
Bernard Friedman • Marianne Battani • Anna Taylor • Avern Cohn • Julian Cook • Patrick Duggan • Nancy Edmunds • Paul Gadola • John O'Meara • Arthur Tarnow • Lawrence Zatkoff • Stewart Newblatt • Charles Joiner • James Harvey • James Churchill •
|Magistrate judges||Mark Randon • Steven Whalen • Charles Binder • Michael Hluchaniuk • Paul Komives • Mona Majzoub • David Grand • Laurie Michelson •|
|Former Article III judges||
Damon Keith • John Feikens • Cornelia Kennedy • Ralph Guy • Richard Suhrheinrich • Horace Gilmore • Ross Wilkins • Barbara Hackett • George La Plata • Henry Billings Brown • John Wesley Longyear • Henry Harrison Swan • Alexis Caswell Angell • Arthur Tuttle • Charles Casper Simons • Edward Julien Moinet • Ernest Aloysius O'Brien • Arthur Lederle • Frank Picard • Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. • Patricia Boyle • Robert DeMascio • Ralph Freeman • Lawrence Gubow • Frederick Kaess • Arthur Koscinski • Theodore Levin • Thaddeus Machrowicz • Clifford O'Sullivan • Philip Pratt • Stephen Roth • Talbot Smith • Thomas Thornton • George Woods •
|Former Chief judges||
Damon Keith • Bernard Friedman • Anna Taylor • Julian Cook • John Feikens • Lawrence Zatkoff • Cornelia Kennedy • Arthur Lederle • Frank Picard • James Churchill • Ralph Freeman • Frederick Kaess • Theodore Levin • Philip Pratt •