History of the Federal Judiciary


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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.

Education:
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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