President Barack Obama has nominated longtime Yale University Deputy General Counsel Susan L. Carney to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Obama announced Carney's nomination in a statement released by the White House on Thursday, saying the Harvard Law School graduate "has performed with excellence and unwavering integrity" during a career that included working as associate general counsel of the Peace Corps and senior positions at several Washington D.C.-based law firms.
Carney was born in Waltham, Mass., and attended public schools in Lexington and Weston, also in Massachusetts.
She began her career as a law clerk to Judge Levin H. Campbell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Carney joined Yale's General Counsel's Office in 1998, when she and her family moved to Connecticut.
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