By Eric Dietrich

UM law professor, Montana Constitution expert nominated to 9th Circuit

Anthony Johnstone forwarded for federal appeals judgeship by President Joe Biden.


September 16, 2022

University of Montana law professor and Montana Constitution expert Anthony Johnstone has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as a judge for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the White House said Friday.

Johnstone is currently the Helen and David Mason Professor of Law at the University of Montana's Blewett School of Law, and he published a book on the Montana state Constitution this year. His past experience also includes serving as an attorney in the Montana Department of Justice and clerking for 9th Circuit judge Sidney Thomas.

Johnstone graduated from law school at the U...

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