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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.

Education:
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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