1955 – Born on May 18th in Louisville, Kentucky. American federal judge.
1976 – Graduated from Michigan State University with his B.A. degree.
1979 – Graduated from University of Chicago Law School with his J.D. degree.
– Law clerk of Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
1980 – Law clerk of Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Supreme Court of the United States.
1981 – Was an assistant general counsel, Office of Management and Budget.
1983 – Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice.
1985 – Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
1997 – Professor at the University of Utah College of Law.
2001 – Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4th, to a seat vacated by Stephen H. Anderson.
2002 – Confirmed by the Senate on November 15th, and received commission on November 26th.