Morris S. Arnold

Morris Sheppard Arnold (born 1941) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Morris Sheppard Arnold
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Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
May 19, 2012 – August 31, 2013
Appointed byJohn Roberts
Preceded byBruce M. Selya
Succeeded byWilliam Curtis Bryson
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
May 19, 2008 – May 19, 2012
Appointed byJohn Roberts
Preceded byBruce M. Selya
Succeeded byJosé A. Cabranes
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Assumed office
October 9, 2006
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
May 26, 1992 – October 9, 2006
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDonald P. Lay
Succeeded byBobby Shepherd
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
December 17, 1985 – June 1, 1992
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byHarry F. Barnes
Personal details
Born
Morris Sheppard Arnold

1941 (age 78–79)
Texarkana, Texas
EducationUniversity of Arkansas (B.S.E.E.)
University of Arkansas School of Law (LL.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.M., S.J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in 1941, in Texarkana, Texas,[1] Arnold received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in 1965 from the University of Arkansas, a Bachelor of Laws in 1968 from the University of Arkansas School of Law, a Master of Laws in 1969 from Harvard Law School and a Doctor of Juridical Science in 1971 from the same institution.[1] He entered private practice in Texarkana, Arkansas in 1968.[1] He was a teaching fellow in law at Harvard University from 1969 to 1970.[1] He was a Professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law from 1971 to 1977.[1] He was Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania and a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1977 to 1981.[1] He was a Professor at the William H. Bowen School of Law from 1981 to 1984.[1] He returned to private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas from 1981 to 1984.[1] He was Special Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1982.[1] He was a Special Master for the Chancery Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas in 1983.[1] He was a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1984 to 1985.[1] He was a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School in 1985.[1] He was Dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1985.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Arnold was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on October 23, 1985, to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985.[1] His service terminated on June 1, 1992, due to his elevation to the Eighth Circuit.[1]

Arnold was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on November 6, 1991, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by Judge Donald P. Lay.[1] He was confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1992, and received his commission on May 26, 1992.[1] He assumed senior status on October 9, 2006.[1] He served as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review from 2008 to 2013, serving as Presiding Judge from 2012 to 2013.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 99 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
1985–1992
Succeeded by
Harry F. Barnes
Preceded by
Donald P. Lay
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1992–2006
Succeeded by
Bobby Shepherd
Preceded by
Bruce M. Selya
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2008–2012
Succeeded by
José A. Cabranes
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2012–2013
Succeeded by
William Curtis Bryson