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Arthur L. Alarcon, 9th U.S. Circuit's first Latino judge, dies at 89
Arthur L. Alarcon, 9th U.S. Circuit's first Latino judge, dies at 89

Arthur L. Alarcon, the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, died Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades home. He was 89. He was recently diagnosed with cancer, according to a court statement. The native Angeleno and son of a baker was a judge for more than 50 years. He was nominated to the 9th Circuit in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter after serving two decades in high-profile posts at the state and county levels. Colleagues and friends this week remembered him for his public service and sharp mind — also for his gracious manner. "He had a keen intellect, a real love of the law and was committed to justice for all," said U.S. Sen. Dianne...

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