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.

Education:
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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