Last updated on: 4/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Alex Kozinski, JD Biography

Title:
Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Nov. 1, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Circuit Judge, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-Present
  • Distinguished Judicial Writing Award, 2006
  • Harvey L. Silbert Torch of Learning Award, 2006
  • Henry Lind Award, 2004
  • Sixth Annual Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor, Lewis & Clark Law School, 1994
  • Chief Judge, United States Claims Court, 1982-1985
  • Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981
  • Deputy Legal Counsel in the Office of the President-Elect, 1980-1981
  • Law Clerk, United States Supreme Court for Chief Justice Warren Burger, 1976-1977
Education:
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1975
  • AB, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1972
Other:
  • Youngest federal appeals court judge since William Howard Taft
  • Emigrated from Romania when he was 12
Quoted in:
  1. Does Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) Apply to Felon Disenfranchisement Laws?