Sandra Segal Ikuta, nominated to the 9th Circuit on Wednesday, clerked for both 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and has been general counsel to the California Resources Agency since 2004. The former O'Melveny & Myers partner, described as a moderate conservative, is known for her lightning-fast mind and unusual background. Before going to law school, Ikuta was an editor of martial arts magazines such as Inside Kung Fu.
Appeals Court Nominee Has History With 9th Circuit
February 13, 2006