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                       Office of the Press Secretary 
                           (Little Rock, Arkansas)
For Immediate Release                               September 25, 1997 
                          TO THE COURT OF APPEALS

The President today nominated Judge Stanley Marcus to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Florida.

Judge Marcus of Miami, Florida, earned his college degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, magna cum laude, in 1967. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army in 1969, and served in the Army Reserve through 1974. Judge Marcus earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1971.

After law school, from 1971 to 1973, Judge Marcus clerked for Judge John R. Bartels, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, before joining the New York law firm of Botein, Hays, Sklar & Herzberg as an associate in 1974. Judge Marcus then became an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn in 1975, where he was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit and the Political Corruption Unit. In 1978, he was assigned to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit as Deputy Chief of the "Detroit Strike Force", a special operations unit established to challenge the entrenched organized crime interests in Michigan. In 1980, Judge Marcus was appointed as Chief of the Detroit Strike Force, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 1982, Judge Marcus left Detroit to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, in Miami. In 1985, Marcus was nominated and appointed to the federal bench in the Southern District of Florida.