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10th Circuit judge leaving bench for Stanford post

10th Circuit judge leaving bench for Stanford post

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DENVER (AP) -- A judge who sits on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is resigning to take a post at Stanford Law School.

The court announced Tuesday that Judge Michael W. McConnell, 53, has submitted his resignation.

Before being appointed to the bench in 2002 by President George W. Bush, McConnell was a presidential professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

McConnell's resignation is effective Aug. 31.

McConnell, of Salt Lake City, will direct the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and serve as the Richard and Frances Mallery professor of law.

McConnell says though it's been a privilege to serve on the court, his first love is teaching.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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