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Utah Judge Leaving For Stanford Post

Publication Date: 
May 06, 2009
Deseret News
Ethan Thomas

The Deseret News reports that 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael McConnell will step down from the bench to take on a position at Stanford Law School:

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals announced that Judge Michael W. McConnell, 53, of Salt Lake City, submitted his resignation, which will be effective Aug. 31.

In his resignation letter, McConnell said he plans to accept a position as the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, Calif.

McConnell was appointed to the 10th Circuit in 2002 by President George W. Bush. Prior to his appointment, McConnell served as presidential professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.