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.

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