President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States Sentencing Commission
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Obama nominated Judge Richard Franklin Boulware II and Judge Charles R. Breyer to serve on the United States Sentencing Commission.
“Throughout their careers these distinguished individuals have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice,” said President Obama. “I am confident they will continue to serve with excellence and integrity on the United States Sentencing Commission.”
Judge Richard Franklin Boulware II: Nominee for Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission
Judge Richard Franklin Boulware II is a United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, a position he has held since June 2014. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Las Vegas from 2007 to 2014, where he served as the lead attorney on complex white-collar cases from 2010 to 2014. From 2003 to 2007, he was a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of New York. Judge Boulware began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2002 to 2003. He received his J.D. in 2002 from Columbia Law School and his A.B. cum laude in 1993 from Harvard College.
Judge Charles R. Breyer: Nominee for Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission
Judge Charles R. Breyer has served as Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission since 2013 and as a United States District Judge in the Northern District of California since 1998. From 1974 to 1997, Judge Breyer worked at the law firm now known as Coblenz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, with a brief stint as Chief Assistant District Attorney for San Francisco in 1979. From 1973 to 1974, Judge Breyer spent a year working as an Assistant Special Prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco from 1967 to 1973. Judge Breyer began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Oliver J. Carter of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He received his J.D. in 1966 from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and his B.A. cum laude in 1963 from Harvard College.