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Roger Titus

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Roger Titus
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Station:   Greenbelt, MD
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/06/2003 - 1/17/2014
Senior:   1/17/2014 - Present
Preceded by:   Marvin Garbis
Succeeded by:   Theodore Chuang
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Washington, DC
Undergraduate:   Johns Hopkins U., B.A., 1963
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law, J.D., 1966

Roger Titus is an Article III federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Titus assumed senior status on January 17, 2014.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Washington, DC Titus graduated from Johns Hopkins University with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and from Georgetown University Law Center with his Juris Doctor degree in 1966.[1]

Professional career

Titus spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Maryland from 1966 to 2003. In addition to his private practice work, Titus also served as a Special Legal Assistant for the City of Rockville in 1966 and also served as a Assistant City Attorney from 1966 to 1970 and Lead City Attorney from 1970 to 1982 for the City of Rockville.

Judicial career

District of Maryland

Titus was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 18, 2003 to a seat vacated by Marvin Garbis, who transitioned senior status. Titus was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 5, 2003 on a senate voice vote and received commission on November 6, 2003.[1]

Notable cases

West Virginia wind-farm project halted to protect bat species (2009)

     United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Animal Welfare Institute et al., v. Beech Ridge Energy et al., US 09cv1519)

Judge Titus was the presiding judge in the case of Invenergy, a Chicago-based company that planned to expand a wind turbine farm in West Virginia. The judge ruled against Invenergy's expansion after finding that the massive turbines would kill endangered bats. This case is considered to be the first one to challenge the wind power provisions of the Endangered Species Act.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Marvin Garbis
District of Maryland
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Theodore Chuang

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