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Evan Wallach

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Evan Wallach
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   99-0
Active:   11/8/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Arthur Gajarsa
Past post:   United States Court of International Trade
Past term:   1995 - 2011
Personal History
Born:   Superior, AZ
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona, B.A,, 1973
Law School:   University of California Law, J.D., 1976
Military service:   U.S. Army 1969 - 1971

Evan Wallach is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was nominated to the court by Barack Obama. Previously, he was a judge on the United States Court of International Trade. Wallach joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Superior, Arizona, Wallach was a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. Wallach graduated from University of Arizona with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and received his J.D. degree from University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 1976. Wallach also obtained a LL.B. degree from Cambridge University in England in 1981.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Federal court nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Evan Wallach
 Court:United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 103 days after nomination.
DefeatedDABA Rating:

On July 28, 2011 Barack Obama nominated Evan Wallach to fill the position vacated by Arthur Gajarsa on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.[2] Obama commented on Wallach's nomination, stating "“Judge Wallach has distinguished himself throughout his legal career in both the public and private sectors. He possesses a keen intellect and a commitment to fairness and integrity that will serve him well as a judge on the Federal Circuit.”[3] The ABA rated him Unanimously Well Qualified.

Wallach had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee on September 7, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here. He was reported by the committee on October 6, 2011.[4]

Wallach was confirmed by a Senate vote of 99-0 on November 8, 2011.[5]

Court of International Trade

Wallach was nominated to the United States Court of International Trade by President Bill Clinton on June 27, 1995 to a seat vacated by Edward Re as Re assumed senior status. Wallach was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1995 on a Senate voice vote and received commission on August 11, 1995.[6]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Arthur Gajarsa
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
Succeeded by:
Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward Re
Court of International Trade
Succeeded by:
Claire R. Kelly