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Morgan Christen - CONFIRMED
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
On May 18, 2011, President Obama nominated Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In announcing her nomination, President Obama described Justice Christen as an “outstanding candidate” for the position. Justice Christen was born in 1961 in Chehalis, Washington. She received her B.A. in 1983 from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, also taking time to study abroad at the American College of Switzerland (Leysin, Switzerland), Richmond College (London, England), and Nanjing University (Nanjing, China). In 1986 she received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, receiving the school’s American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and in Evidence. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Judicial Studies from The National Judicial College.