Miguel Estrada

Nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President George W. Bush

Nomination withdrawn September 4, 2003

  • Columbia University B.A., 1983

  • Harvard Law School J.D., 1986

  • Law clerk, Hon. Amalya Lyle Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1986-1987

  • Law clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 1988-1989

  • Private practice, New York, N.Y., 1989-1990

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, deputy chief of appellate section, 1990-1992

  • Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1997

  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1997-present

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), 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), Edwards (D-NC), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Graham (D-FL), Harkin (D-IA), Hollings (D-SC), Inouye (D-HI), Jeffords (I-VT), Johnson (D-SD), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (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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