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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:10 PM
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President Obama Names Victoria F. Nourse to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Victoria F. Nourse
Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
51 Years Old

Education:
B.A., Stanford University
J.D., University of California-Berkeley

  • Former Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee (under Biden) where she was charged with drafting Senator Biden's Violence Against Women Act
  • Former Special Counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra committee


  • Professor Victoria F. Nourse is the Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, where she joined the faculty in 1993. A prolific scholar with wide-ranging interests, Professor Nourse has written extensively on criminal law, legislation, constitutional history and the separation of powers. She is also well-known for her role assisting then-Senator Joseph Biden in drafting the landmark Violence Against Women Act, part of the Biden-Hatch Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 .

    Professor Nourse began her career as a law clerk to Judge Edward Weinfeld of the Southern District of New York. From 1985 to 1987, she worked at the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a litigation associate. In 1987, she was asked to serve as an assistant counsel to the Senate Committee to Investigate the Iran-Contra Affair. When the investigation concluded in 1988, she joined the Civil Appellate Staff of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented federal agencies in the U.S. Courts of Appeal. In 1990, she became Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was chief lawyer advising on crime and drug laws ultimately enacted as the Biden-Hatch Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. In the fall of 1993, Professor Nourse accepted a position as Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison and has remained on the Wisconsin faculty since that time. In 2008, she became the LQC Lamar Professor of Law at Emory University Law School, a position she held concurrently with her Wisconsin chair until earlier this year. She also has held visiting professorships at University of Maryland School of Law, Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center.

    Professor Nourse received her B.A. in 1980 from Stanford University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. in 1984 from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-ob...




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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:16 PM
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    1. Excellent appointment, imo
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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:21 PM
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    2. Clerked for Weinfeld, Edward - Truman nominee
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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:41 PM
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    3. Check out what she has written...
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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:46 PM
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    4. Just added to my amazon wish list
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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:46 PM
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    5. Tribune: Obama makes pick for Chicago-based appeals court
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    Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:08 PM
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    6. Also today Obama nominated SIX District Court Judges
    Marco A. Hernandez - D. Ore.
    Sue E. Myerscough - C.D. Ill. (renomination to a different seat)
    Steve C. Jones - N.D. Ga.
    Beryl A. Howell - D.D.C.
    Diana Saldana - S.D. Tex.
    Michael H. Simon - D. Ore.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_judges_app...
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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 12:23 AM
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    7. Hope they send them through as a group
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    eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:16 AM
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    8. This is looking good so far. Hope he appoints more like her. n/t
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    usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 09:40 PM
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    9. She may be one of my favorite, still learning more about her...
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