History of the Federal Judiciary

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Browning, James O.
Born 1956 in Levelland, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by C. Leroy Hansen. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 2003, and received commission on August 1, 2003.

Yale University, B.A., 1978
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Collins J. Seitz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1981-1982
Law clerk, Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Supreme Court of the United States, 1982-1983
Private practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1983-1987, 1988-2003
Deputy attorney general, State of New Mexico, 1987-1988


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