Saturday, May 02, 2009

Casper native headed to Supreme Court?

In today's Casper Star-Tribune, Jared Miller had some news about a Casper native and University of Wyoming grad whom I'd like to see in Washington, D.C.:

M. Margaret McKeown, a justice on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was listed as a potential nominee by The Associated Press on Friday.

Born in 1951, McKeown graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1969 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UW in 1972. She received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1975.

During her 34-year legal career, McKeown worked in private practice in Seattle and Washington, D.C., where she represented clients such as The Boeing Company, Nintendo of America and Citicorp.

She also served as a White House fellow and special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior.

She was nominated to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1998.

In an interview with the Star-Tribune in 2006, McKeown credited a visit to the nation’s Capitol with her Casper schoolmates as the spark of her passion for government.

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