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Tarnow, Arthur J., Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Room 124, Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48226. Nominated for appointment September 24, 1997 by President Clinton (D). Confirmed by Senate May 22, 1998. Born February 3, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-63, B.A.; Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1965, J.D. (Honors).

Career Record: 1965-66 tutor, Contracts and Torts, University of Melbourne Law School, Australia; 1967, Law Clerk to Judges John Fitzgerald, Louis McGregor and Timothy Quinn, Michigan Court of Appeals; 1967-68, Lecturer in Law, Contracts and Sales, University of Papua, New Guinea Law School; 1969-70, Chief Deputy Defender, Appeals, Legal Aid and Defenders Association of Detroit, Michigan; 1970-72, Foundation Appellate Defender, State of Michigan; 1973-92, Board Member, Team for Justice; 1973, Partner, Cilluffo and Tarnow; 1974-98, sole practitioner. Adjunct Professor in Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1970 and 1980 to 2009.

Awards: Outstanding Contribution Award, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, 1992.


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