Articles in ‘Obama Appointment’

Persily Directed Election Report and Elected Member of the American Law Institute

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Nathaniel Persily, JD ’98, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, served as Senior Research Director of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.  In January, Persily and the Commission met with President Obama to deliver their Report, “The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.” [...]

Karlan Selected for DOJ Civil Rights Division Post

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, was appointed deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division by President Obama. She took up the position in January and will be on leave from [...]

Fixing American Democracy

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

Last April, soon after I accepted Stanford’s offer to join its faculty, I received a call from Robert Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, the lawyers who had represented President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. They had been tasked by the president with chairing a bipartisan [...]

US Senate Confirms John B. Owens to the Ninth Circuit

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

The U.S. Senate confirmed John B. Owens, JD ’96, to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in April by a vote of 56 to 43. The seat was the nation’s longest-existing judicial vacancy, dating back to Judge Stephen S. Trott who took senior status in 2004.  [...]

Cuéllar Appointed to Education Commission

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (MA ’96, PhD ’00), professor of law and the Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar, was appointed to the Department of Education’s Equality and Excellence Commission to examine school finance, its impact on educational opportunity, and the potential for improvement of equity and achievement through federal policies. Cuéllar’s scholarship [...]