History of the Federal Judiciary


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Manella, Nora Margaret
Born 1951 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 31, 1998, to a seat vacated by Mariana R. Pfaelzer. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998. Service terminated on May 21, 2006, due to resignation.

Education:
Wellesley College, B.A., 1972
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1975-1976
Legal counsel, Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1976-1978
Private practice, California, 1978-1982
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1982-1990
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1990-1992
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1992-1994
Justice pro tem, California Court of Appeal, 1992
U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, 1994-1998
Associate justice, California Court of Appeal, Second District, 2006-

 

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