Jonathan B. Wilson

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Detractors:  None yet
Blog Posts:  Southern Appeal; InTheAgora   (McConnell is solidly conservative, but not in a partisan manner. He's an intellectual conservative, not a political conservative and that carries much weight with me. He has a long track record of scholarship that will provide plenty of fodder for the various liberal advocacy groups, particularly PAW and Americans United, to oppose him. But ultimately, he is confirmable. He has broad support from legal scholars, including many prominent liberals, and he has proven to be a consistent conservative rather than a partisan one (for example, he publicly opposed the impeachment of Bill Clinton and spoke out strongly against the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision). Given the other potential choices, McConnell is about as good as liberals or libertarians could expect to get as a nominee given the current configuration)
Noteworthy cases: Utah Animal Rights Coalition v. Salt Lake City Corp. ( Concurring: "This case is reminiscent of the coroner's verdict in The Wizard of Oz: It's not only merely moot, it's really most sincerely moot.").   Rector v. City and County of Denver (strictly construing the plaintiff's obligation to plead and prove standing in a putative class action);

Age: 50

Michigan State University, B.A., 1976
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1979

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001. Confirmed
by the Senate on November 15, 2002, and received commission on November 26, 2002.

Professional Career:
Professor, University of Utah College of Law, 1997-2002
Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1985-1996
Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1985
Assistant General Counsel, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1983
Clerk, Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Supreme Court of the United States, 1980-1981
Clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1979-1980

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Jonathan B. Wilson is an Atlanta attorney at the law firm of Taylor English Duma LLP.  Jonathan B. Wilson provides legal advice to investors, companies and business executives involving corporate law, securities law, SEC matters, intellectual property, website and Internet legal issues, start-ups, limited liability companies, partnerships, 1934 Act matters, outsourcing, strategic alliance agreements, contracts, and other matters of importance to growing private and publicly-traded companies.