History of the Federal Judiciary


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Fletcher, William A.
Born 1945 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by William Albert Norris. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1998, and received commission on October 9, 1998.

Education:
Harvard College, B.A., 1968
University of Oxford, B.A., 1970
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1970-1972
Law clerk, Hon. Stanley A. Weigel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1975-1976
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1976-1977
Professor of law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1977-1998

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, April 25, 1995; no Senate vote

 

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