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Ho, James C.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on October 16, 2017, to a seat vacated by Carolyn Dineen King. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 2017, and received commission on January 4, 2018.
Stanford University, B.A., 1995
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999
Law clerk, Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1999-2000
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2003; Civil Rights Division, 2001; Office of Legal Counsel, 2001-2003
Chief counsel, Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2003-2005
Chief counsel, Subcommittee on Immigration, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2005
Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 2005-2006
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 2006-2008, 2010-2017
Solicitor general, State of Texas, 2008-2010