THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES BAKER TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES
The President today nominated James E. Baker of Alexandria, Virginia as a Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Mr. Baker, a career civil servant, currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Baker previously served as Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and Intelligence Oversight Board, and as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. Mr. Baker also served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was created by Congress in the Uniform Code of Military Justice enacted on May 5, 1950. The Court, which is comprised of five civilian judges who serve for a term of fifteen years, provides appellate review of cases that have been decided by the intermediate military appellate courts.