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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.

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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