Athens, Ga. – Richard C. Tallman, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, will discuss issues relating to national security and the judiciary as the University of Georgia School of Law’s 114th Sibley Lecturer April 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Tallman was appointed by President Bill Clinton to his judgeship and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As a judge, he served from 2007 to 2011 as the chair of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules for the Judicial Conference of the United States. In 2014, he was appointed to a seven-year term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts.
Tallman hears civil, criminal and administrative cases as a judge on the 9th Circuit, which is the largest federal court of appeals in the nation and oversees one-third of all federal appeals in the country. As a member of the Court of Review, he also hears appeals from decisions designated to review government applications seeking judicial approval of orders in aid of espionage and counter-terrorism investigations under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Prior to his service on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tallman handled complex commercial litigation while in private practice as a partner in Tallman & Severin and in the law firms Bogle & Gates and Schweppe, Krug, Tausend & Beezer. From 1979 to 1983, he served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an assistant U.S. attorney in Seattle. Tallman began his legal career as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Morell E. Sharp in the Western District of Washington. He earned his law degree from Northwestern School of Law in 1978, where he served as executive editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.
The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to Georgia Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.
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