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Rao, Neomi Jehangir

Born 1973 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019, to a seat vacated by Brett M. Kavanaugh. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2019, and received commission on March 18, 2019.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1995
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1999-2000
Counsel for nominations and constitutional law, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2000-2001
Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Private practice, London, United Kingdom, 2002-2005
Associate counsel and special assistant to President George W. Bush, 2005-2006
Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, 2006-2019; director and founder, Center for the Study of the Administrative State, 2015-2017
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 2017-2019

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, November 14, 2018; no Senate vote