History of the Federal Judiciary


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Taranto, Richard Gary
Born 1957 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Paul Redmond Michel. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 2013, and received commission on March 12, 2013.

Education:
Pomona College, B.A., 1977
Yale Law School, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Abraham Sofaer, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1981-1982
Law clerk, Hon. Robert Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1982-1983
Law clerk, Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States, 1983-1984
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1984-1986, 1989-2013
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1986-1989

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, November 10, 2011; no Senate vote

 

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