Last updated on: 7/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

John L. Kane, Jr., JD Biography

Title:
Senior Judge of the US Courts for the District of Colorado
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Either through public health clinics or through physicians and pharmacists, drugs ought to be provided to anybody, under medical supervision--and at no cost, if necessary.”

“Judge Urges Truce in War on Drugs,” Rocky Mountain News, June 4, 1998

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Judge, US Courts for the District of Colorado, 1977-present
  • Adjunct professor, Colorado School of Law, 1996-present
  • Miller distinguished visiting professor of law, University of Denver College of Law, 1990-1996
  • Visiting lecturer in law, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1989
  • Adjunct professor, University of Denver College of Law, 1978-1988
  • Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1970-1977
  • Instructor, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, 1973-1974
  • Country representative, Peace Corps, Turkey, 1968-1969
  • Deputy director, Peace Corps, Eastern Region of India, Calcutta, India, 1967-1968
  • Public defender, Adams County, Brighton, Colorado, 1965-1967
  • Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1964
  • Deputy district attorney, Seventeenth Judicial District of Colorado, 1961-1963
  • Private practice, Brighton, Colorado, 1961-1963
  • Law clerk, Seventeenth Judicial District of Colorado, 1960-1961
Education:
  • JD, University of Colorado, 1958
  • BA, University of Denver College of Law, 1960
Other:
  • Appointed Dec. 16, 1977 by President Carter