Posted on September 30, 2015
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Urges Senate to “speedily confirm him” as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tenn.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 30 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to support the nomination of Edward L. Stanton III to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.
Alexander, introducing Stanton at a hearing of the committee, which has jurisdiction over all presidential nominations to the Federal Judiciary, said: “People who know Memphis know that for some time now Ed Stanton has been considered to be a rising star. Ed is a lifelong Memphian with solid legal experience that spans both the public and private sectors, and I know he’ll do his best to serve West Tennesseans in a fair and impartial manner. I urge the committee to support his nomination and the Senate to speedily confirm him.”
Stanton’s nomination must be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and, if approved, will then await confirmation by the full Senate.
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