STATEMENT OF SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN) CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE LESLIE SOUTHWICK TO BE U.S. CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE FOR THE 5TH CIRCUIT

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Posted on October 24, 2007

“Judge Southwick is an enormously well-qualified judge from Mississippi and the Senate was right to confirm him. This seat has been vacant for six years, and at last enough Democrats have joined with Republicans to give the President’s nominee a fair up-or-down vote to fill the post. Judge Southwick’s eleven years on the Mississippi State appellate court and his recent legal service to our military in Iraq will serve him and the people of the Fifth Circuit well.” # # # Judge Southwick was confirmed by a vote of 59 to 38.