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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Delaware|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||11/18/1991 - Present|
|Chief:||2000 - 2007|
|Preceded by:||Jane Roth|
|Past post:||District Court for the District of Delaware, Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1988 - 1991|
|Home State:||Mount Carmel, IL|
|Bachelors:||U. of Delaware, B.A., 1974|
|Law School:||U. of Pennsylvania Law, J.D., 1978|
Early life and education
Born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, Robinson graduated from the University of Delaware with her Bachelor's Degree in 1974 and later from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with her Juris Doctor, J.D., degree in 1978.
Robinson was a private practice attorney in Delaware from 1978 to 1983 before serving as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware in the U.S. Attorney's Office from 1983 to 1988. 
Magistrate, District of Delaware
Robinson was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware from 1988 to 1991.
District of Delaware
On the recommendation of Delaware U.S. Senator William Roth, Jr., Robinson was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware by President George H.W. Bush on October 1, 1991 to a seat vacated by Jane Roth. Robinson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 15, 1991 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 18, 1991. Robinson served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 2000 to 2007.
Delaware River dredging case
| United States District Court for the District of Delaware|
|Judge Robinson was the judge presiding in the case of the required dredging of the Delaware River. On December 9, 2009, the judge found that the State of Delaware was not granted an injunction to block the Army Corps of Engineers to begin the dredging of the Delaware River. The judge criticized the State for using stall tactics to block a project, according to the ruling, that was supposed to begin in 2004.
On January 27, 2010, Judge Robinson denied an injunction from the State of Delaware from requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to get permits from the state in order to deepen a channel in the Delaware River which is part of a dredging project. The State wanted a permit process to examine environmental impacts, but the judge denied the injunction on the basis of a 1992 law passed by Congress that would allow for the dredging project to happen. There is no word if attorneys representing the State of Delaware plan to appeal the ruling to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.Since the ruling, the Army Corps of Engineers have been able to do its dredging work even though they have a February 2010 deadline from its current contract with the State of Delaware to do the dredging work and maintainence.
- United States District Court for the District of Delaware
- News: Imposed restrictions remain in place in biofuels patent case, July 11, 2012
- Judge Robinson's Biography at the Federal Judicial Center
- Judge Robinson's Webpage at the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Robinson
- ↑ Judge Robinson Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Judge Robinson's Biography at the Federal Judicial Center
- ↑ "THOMAS" Sue Robins USDC, DE confirmation:PN666-102
- ↑ "Delaware Online" Delaware River dredging: Judge says Del. dragged its feet, December 9, 2009
- ↑ BusinessWeek "Request to block Delaware River dredging denied", January 28, 2010
- ↑ "Cape Gazette" Corps to begin dredging, February 2, 2010
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Delaware
|Magistrate judges||Mary Thynge • Christopher J. Burke •|
|Former Article III judges||
Joseph Farnan • Gunning Bedford • John Fisher • Willard Hall • Edward Green Bradford • Leonard Eugene Wales • Walter Stapleton • Jane Roth • Kent Jordan • Edward Green Bradford II • Hugh Martin Morris • John Percy Nields • James Latchum • Caleb Layton • Paul Leahy • Roderick McKelvie • Richard Rodney • Edwin Steel • Caleb Wright •
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