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Agee tapped for 4th Circuit seat

President Bush yesterday nominated Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee to a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Agee would take the seat vacated by Judge J. Michael Luttig in 2006 when he left the court to take a job a Boeing.

Bush previously nominated Richmond lawyer E. Duncan Getchell for the post, but Getchell withdrew his name earlier this year when it became clear the nomination would not succeed.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, both of Virginia’s U.S. senators, John Warner and Jim Webb, hailed the Agee nomination.

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