Judiciary Committee Approves Eleven Judges

The Senate Judiciary Committee announced today that it has unanimously approved the following nominees:

  • James E. Graves, Jr., to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
  • Amy Totenberg to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  • James E. Boasberg to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia
  • Amy B. Jackson to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia
  • Paul K. Holmes, III, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
  • Anthony J. Battaglia to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California
  • Edward Davila to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California
  • Diana Saldana to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • Max O. Cogburn, Jr., to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Marco A. Hernandez to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Oregon
  • Steve Jones to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

They’ll now require full Senate confirmation, which Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) hopes will happen soon.

“These are not new nominees.  They were all previously considered and favorably reported by the Committee,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).  “I hope the Senate will confront the vacancy crisis facing our federal courts by confirming these nominees without delay.  Having enough federal judges to fulfill the responsibilities of the judiciary is not a partisan issue.  The Senate should ensure that the federal judiciary has the judges and resources it needs to provide justice to Americans in courts throughout the country.”

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