Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a graduate of Yale Law School and Pomona College, was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Carter in September of 1980. He has published numerous articles on various topics relating to the law. Prior to his appointment, Judge Reinhardt was a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Fogel, Julber, Reinhardt, Rothschild & Feldman where he specialized in the practice of labor law. He served as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission, President of the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission, Secretary of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, and for a number of years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Amateur Athletic Foundation, which administers the 1984 Olympics surplus. Following graduation from Law School, where he earned his membership in the Order of the Coif, he served as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was also a law clerk to the Honorable Luther Youngdahl of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He started his legal career as an associate with the firm of O'Melveny and Meyers. Judge Reinhardt was recently the subject of a cover story in California Lawyer titled "The Last Liberal." He was also recently the subject of a cover story in Citizen, the magazine published by Reverend James Dobson's Focus on the Family. On that cover he was described as "the most notorious liberal judge on the most radical court in America."