Judge Rudolph Contreras, District of Columbia U.S. District Court

Judge Rudolph Contreras

District of Columbia U.S. District Court

Rudolph “Rudy” Contreras was born in December 1962 in Miami, Florida. He earned an undergraduate degree from Florida State University and received his Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School. He engaged in the private practice of law.

He served six years as the Chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia.

President Barack Obama nominated Contreras to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was approved by the Senate in a voice vote and received his commission in March 2012.

In April 2016, Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court appointed Contreras to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court for a term that began May 2016.

In the News…

Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed a resolution allowing members to vote by proxy while a public health emergency was declared during the coronavirus pandemic. Their decision was challenged in a lawsuit that claimed it was unconstitutional.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. dismissed the lawsuit.

“Because the Court finds the Defendants are immune from suit under the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution, it does not reach the merits and grants Defendants Motion to Dismiss,” Judge Rudolph Contreras said.

He also said the House “unquestionably has the authority, under the Constitution, to determine the rules of its proceedings.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said there would be an appeal to the ruling.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Contreras today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Rudolph Contreras
U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit
E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


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