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Clifton, Richard R.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Cynthia Holcomb Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 2002, and received commission on July 30, 2002. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2016.
Princeton University, A.B., 1972
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975
Law clerk, Hon. Herbert Y.C. Choy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975-1976
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1977-2002
Adjunct professor, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1978-1980, 1983-1989
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, June 22, 2001; no Senate vote