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Judicial Nominees
(2008-04-15)
(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has nominated two Michigan
attorneys to the federal bench in a deal with the state's Democrats
that will break a long impasse over judicial nominations.
Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Helene White and Raymond
Kethledge, a Troy, Mich., lawyer, would serve on the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals.
U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy of Detroit, who was previously
nominated to the 6th Circuit, was tapped to fill the vacancy on the
U.S. District Court for Michigan's Eastern District.
The deal announced Tuesday was reached by the White House and
Democratic Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow.
White, who is married to Levin's cousin, was nominated to the
6th Circuit by President Clinton in January 1997. The
Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee kept White's
nomination pending for more than four years, longer than any
nominee in Senate history.
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