Robert Blackburn

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Robert Blackburn
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Approval vote:   98-0-2
Active:   3/6/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Zita Weinshienk
Past post:   Colorado Sixteenth Judicial District
Past term:   1988 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Lakewood, CO
Undergraduate:   Western State College, B.A., 1972
Law School:   U. of Colorado Law, J.D., 1974



Robert Blackburn is an Article III federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush[1]

Early life and education

A native of Colorado, Blackburn graduated from Western State College with his bachelor's degree in 1972. He graduated from the University of Colorado Law School with his Juris Doctorate in 1974[1].

Professional career

Blackburn started his legal career in 1975 as a law clerk in a Colorado private practice firm. Later that same year, Blackburn became a full-time private practice attorney with the same firm. In 1980, Blackburn became a part-time Deputy District Attorney for Colorado's 16th Judicial District (serving in this position until 1986) and a County Attorney for Bent County (serving in this position until 1988). In 1985, Blackburn became a part-time municipal judge for the town of Kim, Colorado. In 1988, Blackburn was appointed a Circuit Court Judge in the Sixteenth Judicial District of Colorado[1].

He served as a Circuit Court Judge until his nomination to the federal bench in 2001[1].

Judicial career

District of Colorado

Blackburn was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 10, 2001 to a seat vacated by Zita Weinshienk As Weinshienk went on senior status. Blackburn was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 26, 2002 on an unopposed 98-0-2 Senate vote and received commission on March 6, 2002.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Zita Weinshienk
District of Colorado
2002–Current
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
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