History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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