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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||7/23/2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Stephen McNamee|
|Home State:||Boulder City, NV|
|Bachelors:||Brigham Young U., B.A., 1984|
|Law School:||J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young U., J.D., 1987|
Murray Snow is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
Early life and education
Born in Boulder City, Nevada, Snow graduated from Brigham Young University with his Bachelor's Degree in 1984 and earned his Juris Doctor, J.D., degree from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School with his J.D. degree in 1987. 
Snow was a law clerk for Federal Appeals Judge Stephen Anderson in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1987 to 1988 before entering private practice in Arizona from 1988 to 2002. Snow was appointed Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals where he served from 2002 to 2008.
District of Arizona
On the recommendation of Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, Snow was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by President George W. Bush on December 11, 2007 to a seat vacated by Stephen McNamee. Snow was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 26, 2008 and received commission on July 23, 2008.
"Sheriff Joe" case
| United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
*ORTEGA MELENDRES et al. v. Arpaio et al. No. CV-07-2513-PHX-GMS
|Judge Snow presided in case on whether to impose sanctions on controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapio and his department. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department was sued over its alleged widespread use of racial profiling against Hispanics. 
On March 19, 2010, Judge Snow encouraged attorneys representing Maricopa County and affected immigrants who filed suit against the county to settle their case. This was after Judge Snow found grounds for federal sanctions against the sheriff's department for destroying records relating to immigration raids. The District of Arizona imposed a preliminary injunction against Sheriff Arpaio and his department, disallowing them from detaining individuals based on their suspicions of citizenship. This decision was reconsidered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the lower court. 
- ↑ Judge Murray Snow's Biography-Federal Judicial Center
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Judge Murray Snow Federal Judicial Center Biography
- ↑ "THOMAS" G. Murray Snow USDC, AZ confirmation:PN1138-110
- ↑ The Washington Post "Judge mulls sanctions against Ariz. sheriff office", February 4, 2010
- ↑ Your West Valley "Judge encourages settlement of sweeps case", March 21, 2010
- ↑ Justia.com, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, De Jesus Ortega Melendres, et al v. Arpaio, et al, September 25, 2012
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Arizona
|Magistrate judges||Lawrence Anderson • David Duncan • Michelle Burns • Mark Aspey • Hector Estrada • D. Thomas Ferraro • Steven Logan • Jacqueline Marshall • Charles Pyle • Bernardo Velasco • James F. Metcalf • John Buttrick •|
|Former Article III judges||
William Henry Sawtelle • Richard Elihu Sloan • Fred Clinton Jacobs • John Roll • Mary Murguia • Albert Morris Sames • David Ling • Richard Bilby • William Browning • William Copple • Valdemar Cordova • Walter Craig • Arthur Davis • William Frey • Charles Muecke • Mary Richey • Howard Speakman • Charles Hardy • James A. Walsh •
|Former Chief judges|