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President Obama nominates Alaska jurist to 9th Circuit panel

May 18, 2011 11:08:45 PM- latimes.com
Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen represented the state in litigation after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Conservatives may oppose her due to a prior involvement with Planned Parenthood.

President Obama has nominated an Alaska Supreme Court justice who earlier served on Planned Parenthood's board and battled Big Oil over the Exxon Valdez spill to a seat on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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