Justice Keenan for Fourth Circuit

by Jonathan H. Adler

President Obama has nominated Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, CQ’s Legal Beat reports.  Justice Keenan, who had been pushed by both of Virginia’s Senators, is only the second Obama appellate nominee who is not a sitting district court judge, though she obviously has judicial experience.  Indeed, Jsutice Keenan is apparently one of only two judges to have served in every level of Virginia’s judiciary.

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