Judge Stephanie M. Rose, Southern Iowa U.S. District Court

Judge Stephanie Rose

Southern Iowa U.S. District Court

Stephanie Marie Rose was born in December 1972 in Topeka, Kansas. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law.  

She worked over 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney, becoming the Deputy Criminal Chief for a period. For four years, she was United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. 

President Barack Obama nominated Rose to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. She was confirmed by a voice vote in the Senate and received her commission in September 2012. 

In the News…

U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose issued a temporary restraining order against an Iowa dog breeder based on claims that he is placing the health of hundreds of dogs in “serious danger” in violation of the Animal Welfare Act. 

This is the first time the government has sought injunctive relief against a USDA-licensed breeder. 

Judge Rose granted the relief requested by the Justice Department and ordered the breeder, and any of his business associates and employees, to identify all locations of dogs intended for breeding or sale, have a licensed veterinarian complete a physical examination “from head to tail” of every dog and timely provide the veterinary records of those examinations and any other veterinary care to the Department of Justice. Additionally, the breeder must immediately cease breeding, euthanizing, or otherwise disposing of any dogs without the consent of the Department of Justice or Court order. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Rose today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Stephanie M. Rose 
Southern Iowa U.S. District Court 
123 East Walnut 
Des Moines, IA 50309 


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