Last updated on: 5/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Alex Kozinski, JD Biography

Title:
Circuit Judge in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Oct. 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. 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 medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1985-present
  • Chief Judge, US Court of Federal Claims, 1982-1985
  • Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981
  • Law Clerk, Chief Justice Warren Burger, Supreme Court of the United States, 1976-1977
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Anthony Kennedy, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1975-1976
Education:
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1975
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1972
Other:
  • Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, confirmed by Senate, 1985
  • Born in Bucharest, Romania, 1950