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Raymond Fisher

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Raymond Fisher
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Pasadena, CA
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/12/1999 - 4/1/2013
Senior:   4/1/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   David R. Thompson
Succeeded by:   Michelle T. Friedland
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   Oakland, CA
Undergraduate:   University of California, Santa Barbara '61
Law School:   Stanford Law School '66
Raymond C. Fisher is a federal appeals judge serving on senior status with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He assumed senior status on April 1, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Oakland, California, Fisher graduated from University of California-Santa Barbara with his bachelor's degree in 1961 and later graduated from Stanford Law School with his Law degree, LL.B., in 1966.[1]

Professional career

Fisher was a law clerk for former federal judge Skelly Wright in the United States D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals from 1966 to 1967 and then clerked for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court William J. Brennan in the Supreme Court of the United States from 1967 to 1968. Fisher was a private practice attorney in California from 1968 to 1997. In addition to his private practice work, Fisher served as a Special Assistant to former California Governor Jerry Brown in 1975. From 1984 to 1989, Fisher served as a member of the Los Angeles City Civil Service Commission. Notably, Fisher was Deputy General Counsel for the Christopher Commission on the Los Angeles Police in 1990 and also served as President of the Commission from 1995 to 1997.[1]

In 1997, Fisher was nominated by President Bill Clinton to Associate Attorney General, for the United States Department of Justice where he served from 1997 to 1999.[2]

Judicial career

Ninth Circuit

On the recommendation of Senators Dianne Feinstien and Barbara Boxe], Fisher was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on March 15, 1999, to a seat vacated by David R. Thompson. Fisher was confirmed by the Senate on October 5, 1999 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 12, 1999.[3] On April 1, 2013, Judge Raymond Fisher assumed senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after serving on the court for over 13 years.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
David R. Thompson
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Michelle T. Friedland

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