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Name Alston, Rossie David Jr.
State VA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Jan 30, 2020:

Born 1957 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Jan 30, 2020:

Born 1957 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019, to a seat vacated by Gerald Bruce Lee. Confirmed by the Senate on June 10, 2019, and received commission on June 12, 2019.

Education:
Averett College (now Averett University), B.A., 1979
North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:

U.S. Army private first class, 1975
Staff attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1982-1984
Staff attorney, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, 1984-1989
Private practice, Woodbridge, Virginia, 1989-1992
Private practice, Manassas, Virginia, 1992-1998
Judge, Prince William County [Virginia] Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, 1998-2001
Judge, Virginia Circuit Court, Thirty-First Judicial Circuit, 2001-2009
Adjunct professor, George Mason University, 2004-2013; 2015-
Distinguished adjunct professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, 2009-
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2009-2019

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, June 18, 2018; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) DR-VA-0003 : Q.T. v. Fairfax County School Board
VR-VA-0070 : Curtin v. Virginia State Board of Elections

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