UMSL Graduate Named New Chief for 9th Circuit

Hon. Sidney ThomasJudge Sidney R. Thomas will be honored with a gavel passing ceremony on December 5, 2014 at the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, CA to mark his elevation to the new Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit. Judge Thomas graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1978, and officially began his duties with the Ninth Circuit on December 1, 2014. View the full press release from the Ninth Circuit on their website.