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Encyclopedia > M. Blane Michael

M. Blane Michael (born February 17, 1943) in Charleston, South Carolina) is a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was nominated by President William Jefferson Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by James Marshall Sprouse. Michael's confirmation by the United States Senate on September 30, 1993, made him the first federal judge to be appointed by a Democratic president since Ronald Reagan became President in 1981. Michael received his commission on October 1, 1993 and began judicial service on October 12, 1993. February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown, The Port City, Charlie O The C-Port City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Maryland Eastern District of North Carolina Middle District of North Carolina Western District of North Carolina District of South Carolina Eastern District of... Order: 42nd President Term of Office: January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic Vice... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


He grew up in Grant County, West Virginia, and in 1965 he earned an A.B., magna cum laude, at West Virginia University, where he was student body president and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended New York University School of Law, where he earned a J.D. in 1968. He spent three years in private practice (at the New York law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell) before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1971, handling criminal cases. Michael's contemporaries in the U.S. Attorney's Office included John M. Walker, Jr. and Richard Ben-Veniste. For family reasons Michael returned to his home state in 1972, becoming a special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of West Virginia. From 1973 to 1975 he was in private practice in Petersburg, West Virginia, and he served for one year as a law clerk to United States District Judge Robert E. Maxwell of the Northern District of West Virginia from 1975 to 1976. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Sullivan & Cromwell is a renowned and highly-regarded U.S. law firm known for representing large corporations such as ExxonMobil and Microsoft. ... John M. Walker, Jr. ... Richard Ben-Veniste (born January 3, 1943), a member of the 9-11 Commission, is known for his pointed questions and criticisms of members of both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. ... In the United States, a law clerk is a person who assists a judge in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions. ...


After John D. Rockefeller IV was elected Governor of West Virginia, Michael served from 1977 to 1980 as Counsel to the Governor. In 1981 he returned to private practice (at the state's oldest and largest law firm, Jackson & Kelly, in Charleston, West Virginia), where he worked as a commercial litigator until his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 1993. While in private practice Michael also served at one point as campaign manager for the re-election of United States Senator Robert C. Byrd. John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is a member of the prominent United States Rockefeller family who has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... Official website: www. ... Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ...


Michael has often been in disagreement with his judicial colleagues on the Fourth Circuit, which has been called the "boldest" conservative appellate court in the United States. He has also fostered collegiality on the court. As Circuit Judge James Harvey Wilkinson III noted in a 2005 speech published in the Northwestern University Law Review, Michael and Wilkinson jog together in their spare time when they are in Richmond, Virginia to hear oral arguments, even though they have very different judicial perspectives. According to newspaper accounts, when officials in the administration of President George W. Bush consulted Senator Byrd in the summer of 2005 about the United States Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Byrd suggested Michael be nominated to fill the seat. James Harvie Wilkinson III (born in New York, New York, September 29, 1944) is a federal judge serving on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, U.S.. Northwesterns main campus is a 240-acre (97 ha) parcel in Evanston, along the shore of Lake Michigan. ... Nickname: River City, Cap City, R-V-A Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... William H. Rehnquist has served as the Chief Justice of the United States since 1986. ...


 
 

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