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Judge Randolph was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July 1990 and took senior status on November 1, 2008. He is a graduate of Drexel University (1966) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude 1969). After clerking for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Randolph served as an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General from 1970 to 1973, and, from 1975 to 1977, as a Deputy Solicitor General. From 1979 to 1980, Judge Randolph was Special Counsel to the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has also served as Special Assistant Attorney General for Utah, Montana, and New Mexico. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a partner with the firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz. Judge Randolph has taught courses in civil procedure and injunctions at Georgetown University Law Center and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at George Mason Law School, teaching advanced constitutional law. He served on the U.S. Judicial Conference's Codes of Conduct Committee as a member (1992-1995) and as chairman (1995- 1998).