Thursday, July 28, 2011

Glenn Archer, Former AAG Tax, Dies

The Court of Federal Appeals web site has announced that Judge Glenn Archer, former AAG Tax Division, has died.  The web site link is here but I cut and paste it because I am not sure that is a permanent URL for the announcement.
Circuit Judge Glenn L. Archer, Jr. Dies at the Age of 82

The Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., died at Friendship Village’s Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Arizona on July 27, 2011. Chief Judge Rader, in a message to the court announcing Judge Archer’s death said: “ Glenn was our third Chief Judge and the first Chief Judge of our court to start his judicial career with the Federal Circuit. He led our court through some of our most challenging transitional years. When we recall Glenn, we will speak of his magnificent service including his tenure as our Chief Judge, but we will mostly remember that his heart was grand enough to comprehend the hardships and challenges of every person he encountered. His great compassion made him a great judge and a great leader.”

Judge Archer was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Ronald Reagan and assumed duties as Circuit Judge on December 23, 1985. He became Chief Judge on March 18, 1994, and served in that capacity until December 24, 1997, when he assumed senior status. While in senior status, Judge Archer continued to serve on the Federal Circuit and often sat by designation with the Ninth Circuit in both Pasadena and San Francisco, California.

Prior to his twenty-five years on the court, Judge Archer served as Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice from 1982 to 1984. During his time in private practice, Judge Archer was an associate in the Washington, DC law firm of Hamel, Park, McCabe and Saunders from 1956 to1960 and a partner from 1960 to 1981. Judge Archer served as First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Office, United States Air Force from 1954 to 1956. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1951 and a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School in 1954.
I will add more information as I learn of it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tamara Ashford Named Tax Division DAAG for Appellate and Review (7/19/11)

DOJ Tax Alum has been named the Tax Division Deputy Attorney General for Appellate and Review.  The DOJ Tax Memo announcing the here.

Thanks to the TaxProf Blog for news of the appointment.

Friday, July 1, 2011

President Nominates Alum Thomas Owen Rice to U.S. District Court

From the White House Press Release of June 29, 2011 here:

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Thomas Owen Rice and Judge David Ogden Nuffer to United States District Court judgeships.

“I am honored to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “They have both demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers, and I am confident they will continue to serve the American people with integrity.”

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Thomas Owen Rice: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Thomas Owen Rice serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, a position he has held since 1987. Rice has served as the First Assistant United States Attorney since 2006 and previously was Chief of the Criminal Division from 2003 to 2006 and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 2000 to 2003. From 1986 to 1987, Rice worked as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. In 1986, he was a law clerk at the law firm of Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo. Rice received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1986 from Gonzaga University School of Law and his B.B.A. in 1983 from Gonzaga University.