Judge Carolyn Kuhl

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Nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

ABA Rating: "Well Qualified"

Nominated three times by President George W. Bush

Last nomination expired December 8, 2004 due to Democrat filibuster

  • Princeton University, A.B. 1974

  • Duke Law School, J.D. 1977

  • Law clerk, Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1977-78

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Principal Deputy Solicitor General; Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Speacial Assistant to the Attorney General, 1981-86

  • Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1986-95

  • Judge, Superior Court for Los Angeles County, 1995-present

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Breaux (D-LA), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Carper (D-DE), Clinton (D-NY), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Daschle (D-SD), Dayton (D-MN), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Graham (D-FL), Harkin (D-IA), Hollings (D-SC), Jeffords (I-VT), Johnson (D-SD), Kennedy (D-MA), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (D-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sarbanes (D-MD), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Wyden (D-OR)

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