Robert C. Jones
|Robert C. Jones|
|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Nevada|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by:||David Hagen|
|Past post:||Judge, United States bankruptcy court, District of Nevada|
|Hometown:||Las Vegas, NV|
|Undergraduate:||Brigham Young University, 1971|
|Law School:||UCLA School of Law, 1975|
|Military service:||U.S. Army; National Guard; U.S. Air National Guard|
Robert Clive Jones is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. He began serving as the chief judge of the court on May 6, 2011.
District Court for District of Nevada
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator John Ensign, Jones was nominated to the District of Nevada by President George W. Bush on June 9, 2003 to a seat vacated by Judge David Hagen. Jones was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 2, 2003, on a Senate voice vote and received commission on November 30, 2003.  He began serving as the chief judge of the court on May 6, 2011.
Bankruptcy Court - District of Nevada
Jones served as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada from 1983 to 2003. While serving as a bankruptcy judge, Jones was a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1986 to 1999.
Nevada’s ban on same sex marriage (2012-2013)United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Sevcik v. Sandoval, 2:12-cv-00578-RCJ-PAL)
In November 2012, Judge Jones upheld Nevada’s ban on same sex marriage. The civil rights organization which brought the case, Lambda Legal, appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in December 2012. Jones wrote in the decision:
|“||Human beings are created through the conjugation of one man and one woman. The percentage of human beings conceived through non-traditional methods is minuscule and adoption, the form of child-rearing in which same-sex couples may typically participate together, is not an alternative means of creating children, but rather a social backstop for when traditional biological families fail. The perpetuation of the human race depends upon traditional procreation between men and women. The institution developed in our society, its predecessor societies, and by nearly all societies on Earth throughout history to solidify, standardize, and legalize the relationship between a man, a woman, and their offspring, is civil marriage between one man and one woman.||”|
I-215 paving case (2009-2011)United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. v. Clark County, Nevada, Case No. 2:09-cv1372-RCJ-GFW)
On August 6, 2009, Judge Jones issued a restraining order involving a paving project on Interstate 215 in the Las Vegas Area. The judge ruled in favor of a complaint from a contractor from the State of North Dakota who believed that Clark County Board abused its power to award a contract to a local company despite the out of state company having a lower bid. The judge ordered that no construction or new bidding could begin until August 20, 2009. On September 19, 2011, Judge Jones dismissed the case with prejudice.
- Robert C. Jones Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
- United States District Court for the District of Nevada, "Judge Jones," accessed April 23, 2014
- Robert C. Jones Biography from the Federal Judicial Center, accessed April 23, 2014]
- THOMAS, "Robert Clive Jones USDC, NV confirmation: PN702-108"
- Senate Judiciary Committee, "Confirmations of the 108th Congress"
- Opposing Views, "Federal Judge Robert Jones Rules the "Perpetuation of the Human Race" Justifies Nevada's Ban on Gay Marriage," November 30, 2012
- Equality on Trial, "Nevada marriage equality case Sevcik v. Sandoval appealed to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals," December 4, 2012
- SEVCIK v. Sandoval, Dist. Court, D. Nevada 2012: Case No: 2:12-cv-00578-RCJ-PAL
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Equality on Trial, "Stay issued by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Nevada, Hawaii marriage cases to expire July 18," June 28, 2013
- San Luis Obispo, "Judge stops Las Vegas Beltway paving project," August 5, 2009
- Justia.com, "Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. v. Clark County, Nevada," accessed August 14, 2013
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