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Berzon, Marsha Siegel
Born 1945 in Cincinnati, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 26, 1999, to a seat vacated by John T. Noonan. Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 2000, and received commission on March 16, 2000.

Radcliffe College, B.A., 1966
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1973-1974
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1974-1975
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1975-1977
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
Practitioner-in-residence, Cornell School of Law, 1994
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1978-2000

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 27, 1998; no Senate vote


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