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.

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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