Judge Rossie David Alston, Jr.

Judge Rossie David Alston, Jr.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

ABA Rating: Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 75-20 on June 10, 2019

  • Averett College B.A., 1979
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law J.D., 1982
  • 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

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Baldwin (D-WI), Blumenthal (D-CT), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Duckworth (D-IL), Gillibrand (D-NY), Heinrich (D-NM), Hirono (D-HI), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murray (D-WA), Peters (D-MI), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Smith (D-MN), Udall (D-NM), Wyden (D-OR)