Robert N. Scola, Jr.

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Robert N. Scola, Jr.
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   10/19/2011 - Current
Preceded by:   Paul Huck
Past post:   Florida Eleventh Circuit Court, Family Division
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Brown U., B.A., 1977
Law School:   Boston College Law, J.D., 1980
Robert N. Scola, Jr. is federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He joined the court in 2011 after an appointment from Barack Obama. Prior to appointment, he was a Family Division judge of the Eleventh Circuit of Florida.[1][2]

Judicial appointment

Federal judicial nomination

On May 4, 2011 Obama nominated Robert N. Scola, Jr. to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to a seat vacated by Paul Huck.[3] Obama told the press, "These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."[4]

Scola had his hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee on June 22, 2011. You can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[5]

The Senate Judiciary committee recommended Scola on July 21, 2011 and he was confirmed by a Senate voice vote on October 19, 2011.[5]

Early life and education

Scola received a bachelors from Brown University in 1977 and a J.D. from the Boston College Law School in 1980.[4]


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