History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Christen, Morgan
Born 1961 in Chehalis, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 18, 2011, to a seat vacated by Andrew Jay Kleinfeld. Confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 2011, and received commission on January 11, 2012.

Education:
University of Washington, B.A., 1983
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Brian Shortell, Alaska Superior Court, 1986-1987
Private practice, Anchorage, Alaska, 1987-2002
Judge, Alaska Superior Court, 2002-2009; presiding judge, 2005-2009
Justice, Alaska Supreme Court, 2009-2011

 

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