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Bush Nominates Rogan for Judgeship

Filed under: General,Judiciary — Patterico @ 10:13 pm

Power Line notes that Bush has nominated James Rogan to be a federal district judge in Los Angeles’s Central District.

Rogan was, of course, a noted figure in the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

This could be very interesting. I’m an admirer of Rogan’s, so I hope it works out for him. What problems could he possibly run into?

5 Responses to “Bush Nominates Rogan for Judgeship”

  1. Well, is he on good terms with Feinstein and Boxer?

    James B. Shearer (6806b1)

  2. Interestingly, if Rogan is confirmed, he will be one of only two living Americans to have served in all three branches of the federal government. Rogan was a Congressman from 1997-2001, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 2001-2004.

    Currently, the only American who can claim such a distinction is James L. Buckley (former U.S. Senator from NY, former Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, retired Judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals).

    NYC 2L (4c4727)

  3. Actually, I stand corrected: Abner Mikva has been a Congressman, D.C. Circuit Judge, and White House Counsel. Perhaps there are others with similar careers, but still, serving in three branches is quite a rare distinction, and Rogan certainly is worthy of it.

    NYC 2L (4c4727)

  4. Boxer and Feinstein Hell! The one who’ll have her hooks out after him will be Hillary. As I’m sure everyone remembers, Mr. Rogan was a floor manager of the impeachment fight. And, didn’t Mr. Rogan already serve as a judge, at some level?

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  5. Rogan has to have been on at least decent terms with Boxer and Feinstein. Bush set up a vetting committee composed of the two plus Parsky. All nominees from California must pass through this gauntlet. Ever wonder why Chris Cox isn’t on the bench?

    Angry Clam (132353)

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