Staff, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina, 1978-1988; administrative assistant, 1982-1984
Chief counsel and staff director, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1985-1986
Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1988-1991
Adjunct professor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989-1992
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, May 9, 2001; no Senate vote
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