Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Patricia Wald

November 22, 2013 | 4:52 | Public Domain

Patricia Wald is one of the most respected appellate judges of her generation. After graduating as 1 of only 11 women in her Yale University Law School class, she became the first woman appointed to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and served as Chief Judge from 1986-1991. She later served on the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Ms. Wald currently serves on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

For more information visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/medal-of-freedom

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