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Name Jonker, Robert James
City Grand Rapids
State MI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Jonker, Robert James
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Jonker, Robert James
Born 1960 in Holland, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 19, 2007, to a seat vacated by Gordon J. Quist. Confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 2007, and received commission on July 16, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2015-present.

Education:
Calvin College, B.A., 1982
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John F. Feikens, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985-1987
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1987-2007

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) FA-MI-0004 : Speet v. Schuette
FA-MI-0005 : Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius
FA-MI-0011 : Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc. v. Sebelius
FA-MI-0015 : Right to Life Michigan v. Sebelius
FA-MI-0016 : Waechter v. City of Saugatuck
PC-MI-0019 : Hadix v. Caruso


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