Before he became a judge, Muñiz had about 19 years of experience as an attorney. In that time, he did not argue any cases to completion. Some of his career was spent in Washington, D.C.
He spent about 9 years in private practice. He defended businesses in government investigations. His civil litigation work includes government-related matters, commercial disputes, and constitutional and civil rights.
The bulk of the time was spent in government law at the state or federal level:
In addition to his legal experience, he was the Policy Director of the Republican Party of Florida (2006-2007). He was also a Civil Rights Analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. (1991-1994).
Before that, he clerked for 1 year each at the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Connecticut. He was also a Summer Associate at 3 different private practice firms.
This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.
This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.
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* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.