Richard Gary Taranto
|Richard Gary Taranto|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||3/11/2013 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Paul Michel|
|Past post:||Private practice, Washington, D.C.|
|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|Undergraduate:||Pomona College, B.A., 1977|
|Law School:||Yale Law, J.D., 1981|
Richard Gary Taranto is a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 2013 after an appointment from President Barack Obama. At the time of appointment, he was a partner at the law firm of Farr & Taranto in Washington D.C.
Early life and education
- 1989-2013: Private practice, Washington, D.C.
- 1986-1989: Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice
- 1984-1986: Private practice, Washington, D.C.
- 1983-1984: Law clerk, Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States
- 1982-1983: Law clerk, Hon. Robert Bork, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- 1981-1982: Law clerk, Hon. Abraham Sofaer, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
|Candidate:||Richard Gary Taranto|
|Progress:||Confirmed 487 days after nomination.|
|Nominated:||November 10, 2011|
|ABA Rating:||Unanimously Well Qualified|
|Hearing:||February 29, 2012|
|Renom. QFRs:||Renom. QFRs|
|Reported:||February 7, 2013 (March 29, 2012)|
|Confirmed:||March 11, 2013|
Taranto was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Obama on November 10, 2011. Obama said of the nomination:
|“||Richard Taranto is a lawyer of exceptional legal ability and great personal and professional integrity. I am pleased and honored to nominate him to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Federal Circuit, and I am confident that his intelligence, independence, judgment, and temperament will make him a welcome addition to that court.||”|
Taranto was rated "Unanimously Well Qualified" by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 29, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here, his Questions for the Record available here and his Renomination Questions for the Record.
On March 11, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Richard Gary Taranto to an Article III post for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with vote of 91-0.
Taranto also taught courses at Harvard Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Awards and associations
- 2010, 2011: "Band 1" list of Leading Individuals, Appellate Law, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
- 2007-2011: Among top 100 lawyers in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers
- 2010, 2011: Top 15 Supreme Court lawyers, Legal 500 US
- 2005: Amicus Award, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
- 2003: One of two Moot Court Justices of the Term, Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute
- 2009-Present: Member, Appellate Rules Advisory Committee for the United States Judicial Conference
- 2002-Present: Mathematical Association of America
- 1993-Present: Edgemoor Club
- "Presidential Nominations and Withdrawl Sent to the Senate" 11/10/2011
- Official FJC Bio of Judge Taranto
- "President Obama Nominates Richard Gary Taranto to Serve on the US Court of Appeals" 11/10/2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- 113th Congress Nomination Materials
- 113th Congress Confirmations
- United States Periodic Press Gallery
- Senate Judiciary Committee, "Questions for Judicial Nominees," accessed November 15, 2013
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|Former judges||Paul Michel • Randall Rader • Arthur Gajarsa • Daniel Friedman • Glenn Archer • James Almond • Jean Bissell • Phillip Baldwin • Marion Bennett • Arnold Cowen • Oscar Davis • Shiro Kashiwa • Don Laramore • Howard Markey • Jack Miller • Philip Nichols • Helen Nies • Giles Rich • Byron Skelton • Edward Smith • Edward Samuel Smith •|
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