Trump nominates round of district court judges

Trump nominates round of district court judges

President Trump unveiled a round of 11 judicial nominees Thursday for openings on district courts across the country.

Trump announced his intent to fill openings on district courts in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

As of July 13, there were 108 current vacancies on district courts with six nominees pending, according to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' website. 

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The list includes the nomination of Liles Burke, an associate judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and William Ray, the presiding judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals, to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Trump has also nominated several private practice attorneys, including Annemarie Axon, an Alabama trust, estate and business attorney, to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and white collar and government investigations lawyer Michael Brown to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Brown spent six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Georgia and in the Southern District of Florida, where he tried more than 25 cases and argued criminal appeals, according to the White House. 

Trump's other nominations Thursday include William Campbell Jr. to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee; Mark Norris Sr. and Thomas Parker to be judges on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee; Charles Goodwin to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; Thomas Farr to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina; Eli Richardson to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee; and Tilman Self to be on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.