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MT Prof nominated for 9th Cir.


Bloomberg Law reports Montana Law Professor Is Biden’s Pick for Ninth Circuit Seat

President Joe Biden intends to nominate a University of Montana law professor to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit … the White House announced.

Anthony Johnstone, a former solicitor for the state of Montana who began his legal career as a Ninth Circuit clerk in Montana [for Thomas] and Cravath associate in New York, is the only federal appellate nominee announced Friday along with eight federal trial court nominees.

Biden has made diversifying the federal bench a priority and 68% of his 143 judicial nominees have been women, 31% are Black, and 36% have been public defenders.


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