Last updated on: 9/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

William Alsup, JD Biography

Title:
United States District Court Judge
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of 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:
  • United States District Court Judge, Northern District of California
  • Clerk, Supreme Court Justice William Douglas
  • Assistant to Solicitor General of the U.S. under President Carter
  • Appointed by President Bill Clinton, August 1999
  • Confirmed by Senate, July 30, 1999
Education:
  • MPP, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1972
  • JD, Harvard Law, 1971
  • BS, Mathematics, Mississippi State University, 1967
Other:
  • Was among the student campus leaders working for integration in the 1960’s
  • Umpires and coaches Little League baseball and involves himself in conservation work on behalf of Yosemite National Park