Judge Kenneth Lee

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 52-45 on May 15, 2019

  • Cornell University B.A., 1997

  • Harvard Law School J.D., 2000

  • Law clerk, Hon. Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2000-2001

  • Private practice, New York City, 2001-2006

  • Special counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2005

  • Associate counsel and special assistant, President George W. Bush, 2006-2009

  • Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 2009-2019

  • Adjunct faculty member, Pepperdine Law School, 2010-2011

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Baldwin (D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), Blumenthal (D-CT), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Coons (D-DE), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Duckworth (D-IL), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Gillibrand (D-NY), Harris (D-CA), Hassan (D-NH), Heinrich (D-NM), Jones (D-AL), Kaine (D-VA), King (I-ME), Klobuchar (D-MN), Leahy (D-VT), Manchin (D-WV), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Peters (D-MI), Reed (D-RI), Rosen (D-NV), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Sinema (D-AZ), Smith (D-MN), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Udall (D-NM), Van Hollen (D-MD), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

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