Judge Robert Sack, Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Judge Robert Sack

Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Robert David Sack was born in October 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Columbia Law School.  He clerked at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey before entering private practice. 

In 1974, Sack was an Associate Special Counsel and Senior Associate Special Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry into President Richard Nixon. He returned to private practice. 

Sack was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was confirmed by the Senate and received his commission in June 1998. He assumed senior status in August 2009. 

He is married to Anne K. Hilker. He is Jewish. 

In the News…

The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a stay that keeps a New York gun law in place while challenges make their way through the courts.

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state’s handgun licensing as unconstitutional in June, Governor Hochul instructed the legislature to enact a new concealed-carry regulation that made it a felony to possess a firearm in “sensitive areas.” In the legal challenges that ensued, a U.S. district court judge found that the restrictions were “inconsistent with the nation’s historic traditions.” 

Now a three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, including Judge Robert Sack, has ruled to stay the district court’s order pending the outcome of an appeal.

Contact this Leader…

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

The Honorable Robert Sack
Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 
Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse 
40 Foley Square 
New York, NY 10007 


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