Federal Judge Victor Marrero Key Orders/News
- The president’s lawyers had argued in court last month he was immune from being investigated while in office
- Manhattan District Attorney obtained a grand jury subpoena for the returns as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization and potential campaign finance violations
- Trump refused to release his returns voluntarily during the campaign
- DA probing whether Stormy Daniels payoffs and reimbursement constituted a violation
- Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence
- Trump lawyers have indicated they will appeal
Appealed by Trump…
Judge Victor Marrero… Clinton appointee.
Battle continues… https://t.co/IvvnNTWpPz
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) October 7, 2019
Victor Marrero Short Biography
Victor Marrero (born September 1, 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge Victor Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Victor Marrero Education and Career
Marrero was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1968. He was an assistant to the mayor of New York City from 1968 to 1970. He was an assistant administrator/neighborhood director of the Model Cities Administration in New York City from 1970 to 1973. He was a co-founder of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1972. He was the Executive Director of the Department of City Planning of New York City from 1973 to 1974.He was a special counsel to the comptroller of New York City from 1974 to 1975. He was the first assistant counsel to the governor of the State of New York, from 1975 to 1976. He was the Chairman of the City Planning Commission of New York City from 1976 to 1977. He was a Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the New York State Housing Finance Agency from 1978 to 1979. He was the Undersecretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1979 to 1981. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1981 to 1993. He was a United States Ambassador on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. He was the United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States from 1998 to 1999.
Judge Victor Marrero, ruling that Trump must hand over his tax returns…
…NOT holding back: pic.twitter.com/3RhmtLBGIa
— Jonathan Larsen (@jtlarsen) October 7, 2019
Marrero is a United States District Judge Victor Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Marrero was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 27, 1999, to a seat vacated by Sonia Sotomayor. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 1, 1999, and received commission on October 5, 1999.
Victor Marrero Notable Cases
He is well known for twice striking down elements of the USA PATRIOT Act, most recently in September 2007, stating that the provision in question “offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.”
Please do read Judge Victor Marrero’s ruling re Trump and his tax returns and claims of immunity from the law. Well done. https://t.co/PNlSOcDGh4
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) October 7, 2019
Federal Judge Victor Marrero orders Donald Trump News Details
Judge Victor Marrero blasted the sweeping arguments put forward by Trump’s personal attorneys that as a sitting president, Trump should not have to face the same investigatory tactics as ordinary citizens.
He blasted a ‘virtually limitless’ shield from prosecution that Trump’s private attorneys are seeking to enforce.
‘This Court cannot endorse such a categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from judicial process,’ the Obama appointee said.
He blasted Trump’s lawyers for asserting an ‘extraordinary claim’ by arguing that presidents are ‘immune’ from the wheels of justice while they are in office. He said this would give the president ‘virtually limitless’ power to ignore the U.S. Constitution.
‘That constitutional protection presumably would encompass any conduct, at any time, in any forum, whether federal or state, and whether the President acted alone or in concert with other individuals,’ the judge Victor Marrero wrote.
A federal judge Victor Marrero has rejected President Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe.
Judge Victor Marrero called Trump’s claim of a broad immunity “extraordinary.”https://t.co/S7E64g4wG2
— The Morning Call (@mcall) October 7, 2019
Trump’s lawyers filed an emergency appeal, wikiaboutworld.com reported.