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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||10/11/1994 - Present|
|Chief:||2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Earl Carroll|
|Home State:||Phoenix, AZ|
|Bachelors:||U. of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||Arizona State U. College of Law, J.D., 1971|
Roslyn O. Silver is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. She joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
- Law clerk, Hon. Lorna Lockwood, Supreme Court of Arizona, 1971-1972
- Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1972-1974
- Advisor and litigator, Education Division, Native American Rights Fund, Navajo Nation, 1974-76
- In house labor counsel, Greyhound Corporation, 1976-1978
- Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1978-1979
- Trial attorney, Equal Opportunity Commission, 1979-1980
- Assistant state attorney general, Arizona, 1984-1986
- Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1980-1984, 1986-1994
- Chief of criminal division, 1989-1994 
District of Arizona
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini, Silver was nominated by President Bill Clinton on September 14, 1994 as Roslyn Moore-Silver to a seat vacated by Earl Carroll.  Silver was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 11, 1994.
Stewart death threat case
Judge Silver received a death threat in 2003. She was threatened when 64-year old prisoner Robert Stewart offered another inmate $100,000 in a secret cache of machine guns to kill Judge Silver. 
Silver had sentenced Stewart to five years in prison on a federal weapons charges. In a recorded jailhouse conversation, Stewart, who has ties to militia groups, issued the death threat. Stewart requested that the judge's head be cut off and hung from a pole in hopes that it would spark more killings of federal agents and judges nationwide and lead to an uprising by anti-government groups.
Later in 2003, Stewart was sentenced to 24 years in prison after he was convicted for soliciting the murder of a federal judge. Stewart is concurrently serving that sentence in addition to the original five year sentence that was issued by Judge Silver. 
Arizona campaign finance
| United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
*McComish v. Brewer No. CV-08-1550-PHX-ROS
|On January 20, 2010, Judge Silver ruled that portions of Arizona's matching campaign funds law was unconstitutional. The judge ruled that the law violates the First Amendment of the Constitution on the premise that it restricts campaigns from spending their own money. |
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Judge Silver's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- ↑ "THOMAS" Confirmation of Roslyn Silver, February 5, 2009
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "The Arizona Republic" U.S. judiciary facing rise in death threats, July 9, 2009
- ↑ "Arizona Central" Federal judge strikes down Ariz. matching funds, January 21, 2010
|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|