Alexander: Senate Confirms Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris to Serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee

Posted on October 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.

“I recommended Senator Norris to the president, and I strongly supported Mark’s nomination.” Alexander said. “He is respected by his peers around the country, having been elected chairman of the Council of State Governments, and has been an advocate and a champion for federalism and for the separation of powers. He is a citizen, a lawyer and a legislator. I have known him for many years -- since I was the governor of Tennessee -- and I am glad the Senate voted to confirm him today.”

Alexander introduced Norris at his confirmation hearing on November 1, 2017, before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee saying he strongly supported Norris’ nomination.

After President Trump announced Norris’ nomination on July 13, 2017, Alexander said, “Tennessee will be well-served by a man of such good character and good temperament.”

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