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Arguello, Christine M.
Born 1955 in Thatcher, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 10, 2008, to a seat vacated by Walker D. Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 2008, and received commission on October 21, 2008.

University of Colorado, B.S., 1977
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1980-1985
Private practice, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1985-1991
Professional Fee Examiners, Inc., 1991-1997; consultant, 1991-1996; vice-president of legal, 1996-1997
Associate and full professor, University of Kansas School of Law, 1991-1999
Visiting and adjunct professor, University of Colorado School of Law, 1999-2002
Office of the Attorney General, State of Colorado, 1999-2002; deputy for states services, 1999-2000; chief deputy attorney general, 2000-2002
Visiting professor, University of Denver College of Law, 2003
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 2003-2006
Managing senior associate counsel, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006-2008

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, July 27, 2000; no Senate vote


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