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February 26, 2013

Senate confirms OU grad to post



Palmieri said the average wait time for President George W. Bush’s federal appellate judicial nominees, from committee vote to confirmation, was 35 days.

“By contrast, the average wait time for President Obama’s federal appellate judicial nominees has been 147 days,” she said.

Bacharach received his B.A. from OU in 1981, graduating with high honors, and received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1985, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class.

Upon receiving his law degree, he clerked for two years for Judge William J. Holloway Jr. on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

For 12 years, from 1987-1999, Bacharach worked in private practice for the firm Crowe & Dunlevy. He left the firm in 1999 and became a federal magistrate judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Currently, 14 judicial nominees are pending before the Senate, according to the White House.

Joy Hampton



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