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Arvo Mikkanen

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Arvo Mikkanen
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Personal History
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College, B.A., 1983
Law School:   Yale Law School, J.D., 1986
Candidate:
Candidate for:  Northern District of Oklahoma
Arvo Mikkanen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on February 2, 2011, by President Barack Obama. Mikkanen's nomination was returned to the president on December 17, 2011.[1]

Federal judgeship nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Arvo Mikkanen
 Court:Northern District of Oklahoma
 Progress:Returned 318 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:February 2, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
DefeatedDQuestionnaire:
DefeatedDHearing:
DefeatedDQFRs:
DefeatedDReported: 
DefeatedDReturned:December 17, 2011

Mikkanen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma by President Obama on February 2, 2011 to fill the post left by Terence Kern.[2] Obama commented on the nomination, stating, "I am proud to nominate these two outstanding candidates to serve on the United States District Court. I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and distinction."[3]

Mikkanen was rated Unanimously Qualified by the American Bar Association. You can find his Committee Questionnaire available here.

In December 2011, Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe blocked him from the post, claiming they weren't consulted about Mikkanen's nomination before it was announced. There was no other explanation given.[4]

Mikkanen's nomination was returned to the president on December 17, 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Mikkanen received his B.A. in 1983 from Dartmouth College and his J.D. in 1986 from Yale Law School.[3]

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