History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kozinski, Alex
Born 1950 in Bucharest, Romania

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 5, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on November 7, 1985, and received commission on November 7, 1985. Served as chief judge, 2007-present.

University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., 1972
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975-1976
Law clerk, Hon. Warren Burger, Supreme Court of the United States, 1976-1977
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1977-1979
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981
Deputy legal counsel, President-Elect Ronald Reagan, 1980-1981
Assistant counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981
Special counsel, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981-1982
Chief of trial division, U.S. Court of Claims, 1982
Chief judge, U.S. Claims Court, 1982-1985


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