Harry Pregerson

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Judge Pregerson (right) receiving an award from Hershel Gober

Harry Pregerson (b. 1923) is a long-serving judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. He was elevated from a judgeship he held on the United States District Court for the Central District of California, to which he had been appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.

Judge Pregerson has participated in several noteworthy decisions:

  • postponement of 2003 California recall election (decision then reversed en banc
  • forbidding the federal government from interfering with use of so-called medical marijuana under state law (decision then reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court[1]
  • affirming the class action certification of female employees in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

References

  1. Gonzales v. Raich
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