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Mary Rudd Robinson
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Court Information:
Broward County Court, Florida
Title:   Judge
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina
Law School:   North Carolina Central University Law School

Mary Rudd Robinson is a county judge in the Criminal Division of the Broward County Court of Florida. She was re-elected in 2010 to a six-year term that ends on January 2, 2017.[1][2]

2010 election

Robinson defeated Jordan H. Breslaw in the primary, receiving 74.2% of the vote.[1]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2010

Election lawsuit filed against opponent

Robinson filed a lawsuit against opponent Jordan H. Jordan for listing his former name, Jordan H. Breslaw, on the 2010 ballot.[3] Robinson's lawsuit alleged that a candidate must run under the name that they use to conduct official and private business, and Breslaw is registered with the Florida Bar, holds chiropractic and driver's licenses, authored a book as Jordan, and also lost a 2006 bid for judicial election all under the name Jordan H. Jordan. Jordan Howard Breslaw is the birth name of Robinson's opponent and he legally changed his name to "Jordan Howard Jordan" in 1991. Robinson filed the suit asking Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to disqualify Jordan because the person, Jordan H. Breslaw listed on the ballot, does not exist.

The lower court in Robinson vs. Breslaw found in favor of Robinson.[4] However, on June 24, 2010, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the lower court decision and ordered that Jordan Howard Breslaw be maintained on the ballot for the August 24, 2010 primary election. Breslaw vs. Robinson, Case No.: 4D10-2521(Fla. 4th DCA 2010).


Robinson received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and her J.D. from the North Carolina Central University Law School.[5]

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