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Letter in strong support of Pamela Harris nomination to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, from current and former partners in O’Melveny & Myers LLP Washington, D.C., office (06/23/14)
"[T]he signatories of this letter span the political and jurisprudential spectrum. Some of us have served in Republican Administrations or worked for Republican Senators, while others have served in Democratic Administrations or worked for Democratic Senators. Some of us are members of the Federalist Society, while others are members of the American Constitution Society. Our ranks include a former White House Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, top Commerce Department and Justice Department officials to Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and senior aides to President Barack Obama. Although we may not all share Pam’s views on a range of legal and political issues, we are united in the belief that Pam possesses the intellect, fair-mindedness, humility, and fundamental decency to make an excellent federal judge."

Letter from Gregory G. Garre, Michael Kellogg, Carter Phillips and dozens of other "lawyers from diverse backgrounds and varying affiliations" in "enthusiastic support" of Pamela Harris nomination to 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (06/20/14)
Signatories include: • Greg Garre, former Solicitor General of the United States (2008-2009) and Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States (2005-2008) in the President George W. Bush Administration • Donald Ayer, former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice in the President George H.W. Bush Administration (1989-1990); former Principal Deputy Solicitor General (1986-1989) and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California (1981-1986) in the President Ronald Reagan Administration • Rebecca Benyon, former Deputy General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget (2001-2002) and Special Assistant to the President (2002-2003) in the President George W. Bush Administration • Steven Gill Bradbury, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (2005-2007) and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (2004-2009) in the President George W. Bush Administration • Adam Charnes, former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy (2002-2003) in the President George W. Bush Administration • Wan Kim, former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division (2005-2007) and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division (2003-2005) in the President George W. Bush Administration • Maureen Mahoney, former Deputy Solicitor General (1991-1993) in the President George H.W. Bush Administration • Stephen Shapiro, former Deputy Solicitor General (1981-1983) in the President Ronald Reagan Administration

Stanford Law Professor and former Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Michael W. McConnell letter supporting David Barron 1st Circuit nomination (05/07/14)
"In my opinion, David Barron is one of President Obama’s two or three best nominations to the appellate courts. Based on his scholarship and record of public service, he has the potential to be one of this nation’s outstanding jurists. ... David Barron’s nomination should be supported by Senators of both parties."

Letter from 26 former Supreme Court co-clerks in "strong support" of David Barron's First Circuit nomination (11/13/13)
"Based on what we saw then, and what we know of David’s career in the years since, we are confident that David has the temperament, the intellect, and the impartiality needed to serve with distinction on the First Circuit."

Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice of Texas (Ret.), Supreme Court of Texas letter supporting 1st Circuit nomination of David J. Barron (11/13/13)
“I have won statewide office as a Republican three times since 2001. … I can say without reservation that I would have been proud to call [Barron] a colleague on the bench. I believe the First Circuit and the country would benefit from his service as an Article III judge.”

American Bar Association Letter on need to create new federal judgeships (10/29/13)
"The district courts in which the Judicial Conference is recommending additional judgeships currently are laboring under weighted case filings of almost 630 per authorized judgeship, far above the 430 weighted caseload threshold. ... In some jurisdictions, caseloads are dramatically worse: judges of the District of Arizona and the Western District of Texas have caseloads that exceed 700 weighted filings, and judges in three districts – the Eastern District of California, the Eastern District of Texas, and the District of Delaware – labor to dispense timely justice with weighted caseloads of over 1,000 per judge. ... Congress should quickly move to establish new judgeships in the five district courts singled out by the Judicial Conference for immediate relief -- the District of Arizona, the Eastern District of California, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Western District of Texas. The astronomically high caseloads under which they struggle are indisputable – and indefensible."

Sergeant First Class Vincent Staub Letter in strong support of Patricia Millett confirmation to D.C. Circuit (10/28/13)
Describes how Millett successfully co-represented him before the Supreme Court after he was discharged because of his employer’s hostility towards his service as a military reservist