After being confirmed by unanimous consent last week by the Judiciary Committee, Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. was confirmed to his seat as a judge in the US District Court for the District of Nebraska.
In a perfunctory 90-0 vote, Mr. Rossiter became one of the three judges in his district. He replaces Joseph F. Bataillon, a Creighton University graduate like Mr. Rossiter who was appointed by President Bill Clinton.
Earlier in the day Deb Fischer, R-NE, spoke on the floor in support of the judge and listed some of his qualifications. Mr. Rossiter clerked for C. Arlan Beam, a prominent former chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska who went on to become the Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Mr. Rossiter was chosen recently as president of the Nebraska Bar Association, though because of his nomination and now appointment to the district court he did not have a chance to serve in that position.
Mr. Rossiter comes from the law firm of Fraser Stryker, where he was a partner. Fraser Stryker is an Omaha based firm that specializes in business and technology law.
–by Marlon J. Ettinger