[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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IN HONOR OF THE RETIREMENT OF JUDGE FRED A. STINE
HON. THOMAS MASSIE
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mr. MASSIE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the retirement of
Judge Fred A. Stine, the Chief Circuit Court Judge of the 17th Judicial
Circuit in Campbell County, Kentucky.
Judge Stine graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1973, and
received his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern
Kentucky University in 1978. He then worked in private practice for two
years, until his appointment as the Assistant United States Attorney
for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He served as an AUSA until
October of 2004, when he was appointed to the Circuit Court.
Judge Stine has honorably served the Commonwealth as Circuit Court
Judge since 2005. His many awards and recognitions include a
Distinguished Service Recognition from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), a “Special Recognition for Victims' Rights” from
the U.S. Department of Justice, the “U.S. Department of Justice
Commendation” from the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, a
“Lifetime Achievement Award” from the National Black Law Students
Association at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky
University, and an award for “Outstanding Contributions to KY Law-
Related Education” from the Kentucky Court of Justice.
Throughout his career, and despite his busy case docket, Judge Stine
selflessly gave of his time to serve his community. For example, he
served as a volunteer judge for the Northern Kentucky Teen Court, and
for the Newport Central Catholic, Highlands High School, and Dixie
Heights High School mock trial teams. He was also an active member of
the Kentucky Bar Association and the Alumni Association Board of
Governors of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Judge Stine is a true public servant who has served his state and
nation well. On behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and all the
citizens of the Fourth District, I am honored to wish Judge Stine the
very best on his retirement. From all of us, we thank him.