History of the Federal Judiciary

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Clifton, Richard R.
Born 1950 in Framingham, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Cynthia Holcomb Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 2002, and received commission on July 30, 2002.

Princeton University, A.B., 1972
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Herbert Y.C. Choy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975-1976
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1977-2002
Adjunct professor, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1978-1980, 1983-1989


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