Arthur L Alarcón was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to which
he was appointed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. He assumed senior status in 1992 and served until his death in 2015.
Earlier in his career, he had served as Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, legal advisor/ Clemency and Extradition
Secretary to Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown (followed by his role as Executive Assistant), Superior Court judge for the County
of Los Angeles, and Associate Justice for the California Court of Appeals, Los Angeles.
The records in this collection span nearly 75 years of Alarcón 's life, including a small amount of his childhood and service
in the Army before he began his long and diverse career as a lawyer and judge. This collection contains files for hundreds
of legal cases in which he served in different capacities--some relatively minor cases and some very high-profile murder cases.
A large group of Administrative Files is comprised of a mix of subject files, speeches and reports, event and activity ephemera,
interviews, and other papers that are not official court documents.
Arthur L Alarcón was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to which he
was appointed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. He had a long and prominent career in law which began immediately following
law school graduation at the University of Southern California.
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Judge Alarcón's case files and case-related materials have a five-year blanket restriction. They will be available June 25,
2020. The non-case files are open for access.