Richard Clifton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Brownist pastor (d. 1616), see Richard Clyfton.
Richard Clifton
Richard R. Clifton Circuit Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 30, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Cynthia Hall
Personal details
Born (1950-11-13) November 13, 1950 (age 63)
Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Yale University

Richard Randall Clifton (born November 13, 1950 in Framingham, Massachusetts) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to fill a seat vacated by Cynthia Holcomb Hall, and confirmed by the United States Senate 98-0 on July 30, 2002. He was Bush's first appointment to the Ninth Circuit.

In 2006, he was one of the judges on the panel that upheld the imprisonment of journalist Josh Wolf.[1]

Clifton received an A.B. at Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, he clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Herbert Choy. Following his clerkship, he was in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii until his appointment to the federal bench. He also taught for several years at the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii as an adjunct professor.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Cynthia Hall
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2002–present
Incumbent