President Clinton Nominates Marian M. Johnston to The Federal Bench
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                           (New York, New York)

For Immediate Release                                    September 7, 2000

                           TO THE FEDERAL BENCH

     The President today nominated Marian M. Johnston to the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of California.

     Marian M. Johnston, of Sacramento, California, has been a shareholder
at the law firm of Eisen & Johnston since 1991.  Prior to the formation of
her current firm, Johnston served as Deputy Attorney General in the Office
of the California Attorney General (1978-1991) and as an Adjunct Professor
at Hastings College of Law (1982-1985).  She also served as an Adjunct
Professor at the University of California, Davis Law School (1999-2000).
Johnston began her legal career as a staff attorney with the California
Rural Legal Assistance (1974-1976) and then worked as a staff attorney with
the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (1977-1978).  Johnston received
her B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1970 and her J.D. degree from
Columbia Law School in 1974.


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