UPDATE: Richard Taranto Confirmation Hearing

While they have different views on the hearing, the Legal Times blog and Patently-O provide updates.  LT characterizes the questioning as tough, with the senators asking a number of political questions having little or nothing to do with cases that may be heard by the Federal Circuit.  Patently-O, by contrast, characterizes the hearing as showing that there are no roadblocks to Mr. Taranto’s swift confirmation.  Both note that he discussed his clerkship with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor prior to beginning his career in private practice.

Other Judges

Chief Judge Randall Rader, 62, has served on the court since 1990 and will be eligible for senior status when he turns 65 in April 2014.

Judge Pauline Newman, 84, has served on the court since 1984 and is currently eligible for senior status.

Judge Alan Lourie, 77, has served on the court since 1990 and is currently eligible for senior status.

Judge William Bryson, 66, has served on the court since 1994 and is currently eligible for senior status.

Judge Richard Linn, 67, has served on the court since 2000 and will be eligible for senior status in April 2012.

Judge Timothy Dyk, 75, has served on the court since 2000 and is currently eligible for senior status.

Judge Sharon Prost, 60, has served on the court since 2001 and will be eligible for senior status in 2016.

Judge Kimberly Moore, 43, has served on the court since 2006.

Judge Kathleen O’Malley, 55, has served on the court since 2010 after having served as a district court judge since 1994.

Judge Jimmie Reyna, 59, has served on the court since 2011.

Judge Evan Wallach, 62, has served on the court since 2011.

In addition, Judges Jay Plager, Raymond Clevenger, Alvin Schall, Robert Mayer, and Arthur Gajarsa all serve on the court as senior judges.

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One Response to “UPDATE: Richard Taranto Confirmation Hearing”

  1. UPDATE: Judiciary Committee Approves Taranto « INVENTIVE STEP Says:

    [...] week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the appointment of Richard Taranto to the Federal Circuit.  The vote was unanimous but for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) who has committed to [...]

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