Party affiliation: Republican
Associate Hamel, Park, McCabe & Saunders, Washington, 1956—1960, partner, 1960—1981. Assistant attorney general United States Department Justice, 1981-1985. Circuit judge United States Court Appeals (federal circuit), 1985-1994, chief judge, 1994-1997, senior circuit judge, since 1997.
First lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps United States Air Force, 1954-1956.
The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.