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Aileen Mercedes Cannon is an American lawyer and she currently serves as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Aileen Cannon Biography
Prior to her judicial career, Cannon worked as a lawyer at the corporate law firm Gibson Dunn from 2009 to 2012. She then served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida from 2013 to 2020. In November 2020, she was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become a district judge.
During her time as a judge, Aileen Cannon presided over the case of Donald J. Trump v. United States of America from August to December 2022. Her ruling ordered the U.S. government to temporarily halt the use of materials seized from Mar-a-Lago in the investigation, while granting former President Trump’s request for a special master to review the material.
However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed Cannon’s order, stating that she had exercised jurisdiction over the case incorrectly. Following the Eleventh Circuit’s instruction, Cannon dismissed the entire lawsuit.
Cannon completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Duke University in 2003, where she also studied in Spain for a semester and wrote for Miami’s El Nuevo Herald newspaper. She then graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2007 with a Juris Doctor degree.
Cannon has been a member of the conservative Federalist Society since her time as a law student in 2005. When considered for the position of district judge, she explained that she joined the Federalist Society due to its diverse viewpoints and discussions on topics such as the constitutional separation of powers, the rule of law, and the limited role of the judiciary in interpreting rather than making laws.
She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2008 and The Florida Bar in 2012. Cannon also served as a law clerk for Judge Steven Colloton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. From 2009 to 2012, she worked as an associate attorney at the corporate law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, D.C. During this time, she defended Stephen “Henry” Brinck Jr., a former leader of the fixed income desk of Thomas Weisel Partners, in a case before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
From 2013 to 2020, Cannon worked as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida. As a federal prosecutor, she handled various major crimes, including drug, firearm, and immigration cases. She later focused on appellate work, dealing with convictions and sentencings. Cannon played a role in securing convictions for 41 defendants, including four from jury trials.
In June 2019, Cannon was considered for a position as a United States district judge by Senator Marco Rubio. After expressing her interest, she underwent interviews with representatives from Senator Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, as well as officials from the White House and the Justice Department.
On May 21, 2020, President Donald Trump nominated Cannon, at the age of 39, to serve as a United States district judge for the Southern District of Florida. Her nomination received a “Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association. After a confirmation hearing in July 2020, Cannon’s nomination was reported out of committee and was subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2020.
Cannon is a registered Republican and donated $100 to Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial campaign in 2018.
Aileen Cannon Age
As of 2023, she was 42 years old.
Aileen Cannon Parents
The names of her parents are not known.
Aileen Cannon Husband
She is married to Josh Lorence.
Aileen Cannon Children
She reportedly has two children.
Aileen Cannon Net Worth
Her estimated net worth is not less than $1 million.