Alexander Statement on Confirmation of Jane Stranch

Posted on September 13, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on his vote today to confirm Jane Stranch to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

“As governor, I appointed about 50 judges. I didn’t ask them their politics; I didn’t ask them how they felt about the issues. I tried to determine if they had the character and the intelligence and the temperament to be a judge, whether they would treat people before the bench with courtesy and, most important, whether they were determined to be impartial to litigants before the court. I am convinced that Jane Stranch will be that kind of judge.”

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