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Fisher, Raymond C.
Born 1939 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 15, 1999, to a seat vacated by David R. Thompson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 5, 1999, and received commission on October 12, 1999. Assumed senior status on March 31, 2013.

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1961
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1966

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1966-1967
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1967-1968
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1968-1997
Special assistant, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., California, 1975
Member, Los Angeles [California] City Civil Service Commission, 1984-1989
Deputy general counsel, Independent Commission on the L.A.P.D. (Christopher Commission), 1990
President, Los Angeles [California] Police Commission, 1995-1997
Associate attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-1999


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