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Michael Anello '65 Nominated for Federal Judgeship

Story posted May 09, 2008

San Diego County Superior Court Judge Michael Anello '65 has been nominated by President Bush to serve as a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The White House announced the nomination April 30, 2008.

If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Anello will fill a judgeship vacant since September 2007, when U.S. District Judge Napoleon A. Jones Jr. took senior status.

Anello was appointed to the San Diego County Superior Court in June 1998 by Gov. Pete Wilson and is currently on his second term on the court. He is one of six judges specially designated to hear all matters arising under the California Environmental Quality Act.

After graduating cum laude in 1965, Anello received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating with honors, and was selected for law review in 1968.

A Vietnam veteran, Judge Anello served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972, leaving active duty at the rank of captain. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as lieutenant colonel in 1990.

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