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Immigrant Of The Day: Adalberto Jose Jordan of Cuba

by Kevin R. Johnson

Adalberto Jose Jordan (1961-) is a U.S. District Judge in in the Southern District of Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba, Jordan came with his family to Miami, Florida in 1968. He received a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Miami. Jordan went on to clerk for Judge Thomas Alonzo Clark of the U,.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.

After time in private practice, Jordan became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.  In 1999, President Bill Clinton nominated Jordan to the the federal bench and the U.S. Senate confirmed him by a vote of 93-1.

Judge Jordan presided over the case reported here on Friday on the multi-million dollar award to the victims of torture in Liberia.

February 7, 2010 | Permalink


About The Author

Kevin R. Johnson is currently Dean, Professor of Law and Chicana/o Studies, and the Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair holder at the University of California at Davis. He is also one of the editors of ImmigrationProf Blog.


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