History of the Federal Judiciary

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Pillard, Cornelia Thayer Livingston
Born 1961 in Cambridge, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Douglas Howard Ginsburg. Confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2013, and received commission on December 17, 2013.

Yale College, B.A., 1983
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Louis H. Pollak, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987-1988
Marvin M. Karpatkin fellow, American Civil Liberties Union, New York City, 1988-1989
Assistant counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York City, 1989-1994
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1997
Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997-1998, 2000-2013; associate professor, 1997-1998, 2000-2005; professor, 2005-2013
Deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998-2000


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