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McConnell, Michael W.

Born 1955 in Louisville, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Stephen H. Anderson. Confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 2002, and received commission on November 26, 2002. Service terminated on August 31, 2009, due to resignation.

Michigan State University, B.A., 1976
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1979-1980
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1980-1981
Assistant general counsel, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1983
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1985
Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1985-1996
Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law of the University of Utah, 1997-2002
Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, 2009-

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, May 9, 2001; no Senate vote