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 HON. EDWARD C. PRADO was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George W. Bush in February 2003. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge Prado to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. During his tenure on the District Court, Judge Prado was appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to Chair the Criminal Justice Act Review Committee (1991-1993). Judge Prado’s committee was the last time the Criminal Justice Act was comprehensively studied. Prior to his judicial career, Judge Prado served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Thereafter, in 1976 he served in the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Western District of Texas as an Assistant Public Defender. In 1980, Judge Prado was appointed to serve as a Texas state District Judge in Bexar County. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge Prado to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Judge Prado received an Associate of Arts degree from San Antonio College. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1969 and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1972 from University of Texas School of Law.
KATHERiAN ROE is the Federal Defender for the District of Minnesota. She has been the Defender
since 2006. Prior to that she served as a Minnesota state court judge (2002–2006), an Assistant Federal Defender (1989–2002), a Georgetown University Law School Prettyman/Stiller Fellow (1987–1989) and an Indian Legal Services attorney and Reginald Heber Smith Fellow (1984–1987). Ms. Roe has practiced before federal, state and tribal courts. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. She also served on the Defender Services Advisory Group and currently serves on the FBA Board of Directors, MN and the MSBA Certification Board for Criminal Law Specialists. She is a Minnesota board certified Criminal Law Specialist. Ms. Roe is a graduate of Georgetown Law School (LL.M Trial Advocacy), Albany Law School (J.D.) and the State University of New York, Albany (B.A.).
DR. ROBERT E. RUCKER has been the Assistant Circuit Executive for Court Management and Research in the Ninth Circuit’s Office of the Circuit Executive since 1996. In 2017, he was appointed Acting Circuit Executive for four months. He has been a member
of the national Legal Policy Committee for eVoucher.
He staffs the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit and numerous Ninth Circuit committees, including the Capital Case Committee. Dr. Rucker helped lead the conceptualization and implementation of the case man- agement and budgeting system for the Ninth Circuit’s capital habeas corpus cases. He was part of the national pilot program that created the circuit case budgeting attorney positions for capital cases and mega-criminal cases that has been approved and funded by the Judicial Conference of the United States and the Defender Services Office. He joined the federal courts in 1991, working for District of Nevada as the Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act. Prior to that he was a profes- sor at four state universities, teaching graduate students, and conducting research on perceptions of risk, poten- tial impacts of high level nuclear waste disposal, social inequality and demographics.
HON. REGGiE B. WAlTON is a Senior United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. He was appointed to the federal bench in 2001 by President George W. Bush. Judge Walton has served on and chaired numerous Committees, including: Chair of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (2004); the federal judiciary’s Criminal Law Committee (2005- 2011); and the federal judiciary’s Committee on Court Administration and Case Management (2014-2017). In May 2007, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed Judge Walton to serve as a judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and in February 2013 he was elevated to the position of Presiding Judge. Before serving in these capacities, Judge Walton was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where he served as Deputy Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division. Judge Walton left this judgeship to become Associate Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President when asked by President George H.W. Bush. Later, Judge Walton served as Senior White House Advisor for Crime. President George H.W. Bush there- after reappointed Judge Walton to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where he served as Presiding Judge of the Family Division and Presiding Judge of
the Domestic Violence Unit. Judge Walton earned
his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State College in 1971 and his Juris Doctor from The American University, Washington College of Law, in 1974.
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