Senators Isakson, Perdue Comment On Georgia Federal Judge Nominees

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue released the following statements regarding President Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate two Georgians to fill vacant federal judicial seats on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Southern District of Georgia.

 

President Trump intends to nominate Judge Elizabeth L.

“Lisa” Branch, of Atlanta, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. Branch has served as the 77th Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals since September 4, 2012.

 

For the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, President Trump intends to nominate R. Stan Baker of St. Simons Island, Georgia, where he has served as magistrate judge for the same district since February 3, 2015.

 

“I applaud the president’s choices and look forward to working with these excellent judges as the confirmation process moves forward in the Senate,” said Senator Isakson.

 

“Once again President Trump has nominated two impressive Georgians to fill judicial vacancies in Georgia,” said Senator Perdue. “I look forward to working through the Senate confirmation process with Lisa Branch on her nomination to a Georgia-based seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and Stan Baker on his nomination to be a judge in the Southern District of Georgia.”

 

The White House press release on Thursday’s announcement can be found here.



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