Stephen Roy Reinhardt

Hon. Stephen Roy Reinhardt
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-8000
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge, since September 11, 1980

Appointed 1980 by Jimmy Carter
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia, 1954
California, 1958
U.S. Supreme Court, 1960
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1954
Honors: Order of the Coif

Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1951
Honors: cum laude
Major: Government

Published Works:
Limiting Access to the Federal Court: Round Up the Usual Victims, 6 Whittier L. Rev. 967, 1984

The Federal Courts Since 1787: Stability and Change in 200 Years, 73 Cornell L. Rev., 1987

The Conflict Between Text and Other Precedent in Constitutional Ajudication, 73 Cornell L. Rev. 442, 1988

Arbitration and the Courts: Is the Honeymoon Over? Arbitration 1987: The Academy at Forty, 1988

Arbitration and the Courts (Gladys W. Greenberg) Arbitration 1987 The Academy at Forty 25, 1987

Jewishness and Judging: A Judge's Thoughts on Two Jewish Justices, 10 Cardozo Law Review 2345, 1989

Civil Rights and the New Federal Judiciary: The Retreat From Fairness, 14 Harvard Journal L. & Pub. Pol'y. 142, 1991

The End of the Age of Ignorance, 65 Southern California Law Review 1431, 1992

The Supreme Court, The Death Penalty, and The Harris Case, 102 Yale Law Journal 205, 1992

A Plea to Save the Federal Courts Too Few Judges, Too Many Cases, A.B.A. J., January, 1993

Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner!! 91 Michigan Law Review 1175, 1993

The First Amendment - The Supreme Court and the Left: With Friends Like These, 44 Hastings Law Review 809, 1993

Riots, Racism, and the Courts, 23 Golden Gate Law Review 1 Excerpts Published in Harper's Magazine, August 1992, 1993

Whose Federal Judiciary Is It Anyway? Loyola Law Review, Fall, 1993

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola School of Law at Los Angeles, California, 1988

Honors and Awards:
Appellate Judge of the Year, California Trial Lawyers Association, 1987

St. Thomas More Medallion Award, Loyola Law School, 1993

Donald Wright Award, California Attorney for Criminal Justice, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association, 1965 - 1966
Co-Chairman, State Labor Legislation Committee

American Bar Association, 1966 - 1977
Member, Committee on 9th Circuit

American Bar Association, 1967 - 1973
Co-Chairman, Committee on Labor Arbitration/Law of Collective Bargaining Agreements

American Bar Association, 1973 - 1974
Member, Committee on Practice and Procedure Under Nat'l Labor Relations Act

American Bar Association, 1974 - 1975
Council, Labor Law Section

California Bar Association, 1973 - 1977
Member, Committee on Legislation

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1974 - 1980
Member, Labor Law Section

Democratic National Committee, 1969 - 1972
Member, Executive Committee

National Democratic Committeeman, California, 1976 - 1980

Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, 1980 - 1984
Secretary, Executive Committee

Past Employment Positions:
Los Angeles Police Commission, President, 1978 - 1980

Fogel, Julber, Reinhardt, Rothschild & Feldman (and predecessors), Partner, 1959 - 1980

Los Angeles Police Commission, Member, 1975 - 1978

Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission, President, 1974 - 1975

United States Commission on Civil Rights, Vice Chairman, 1969 - 1974

United States Commission on Civil Rights, Member, California Advisory Committee, 1962 - 1974

O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1957 - 1959

Hon. Luther W. Youngdahl, United States District Court, District of Columbia, Law Clerk, 1956 - 1957

United States Air Force, 1st Lieutenant, 1954 - 1956

Los Angeles, California, Private Practice, 1957 - 1980

Birth Information:
1931, New York, New York, United States of America

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