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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.

Yale University, B.A., 1995
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999
Temple Bar Scholar, American Inns of Court, 2002

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