Melvin T. Brunetti

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Melvin T. Brunetti
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
November 11, 1999 October 30, 2009
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
April 4, 1985 November 11, 1999
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Herbert Choy
Succeeded by Johnnie B. Rawlinson
Personal details
Born
Melvin Theodore Brunetti [1]

(1933-11-11)November 11, 1933
Reno, Nevada
DiedOctober 30, 2009(2009-10-30) (aged 75)
Reno, Nevada
Education University of California, Hastings
College of the Law
(JD)

Melvin Theodore Brunetti (November 11, 1933 – October 30, 2009) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Education and career

He was born in Reno, Nevada and graduated from Sparks High School, where he played the clarinet. He served in the Nevada National Guard from 1954 to 1956. He attended University of Nevada, Reno and received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1964. He was in private practice in Reno from 1964 to 1985. He was a member of the Council of Legal Advisors to the Republican National Committee from 1982 to 1985. [2]

Federal judicial service

On February 26, 1985, Brunetti was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Herbert Choy. Brunetti was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985, and received his commission on April 4, 1985. He assumed senior status on November 11, 1999. [2]

Death

Brunetti died on October 30, 2009 in Reno. [3]

Notable cases

Brunetti's notable cases include:

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References

  1. Ronald Reagan Library: Judicial Appointments Progress Report, August 13, 1984
  2. 1 2 "Brunetti, Melvin T. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  3. "Appeals Court Judge Brunetti Dies". KOLO TV. 2009-11-02.
  4. 1 2 3 Court of Appeals Mourns Loss of Senior Circuit Judge Melvin T. Brunetti; United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit, Public Information Office, News Release, November 2, 2009.

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Preceded by
Herbert Choy
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1985–1999
Succeeded by
Johnnie B. Rawlinson