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Six more say they want a federal judgeship

Wait! There are more!

Candidates for federal judgeships, that is.

Michael R. Shebelskie, a partner in the litigation and intellectual practice in the Richmond office of Hunton & Williams, is interested in the district court seat inRichmond.

Sharon Y. Eubanks, now senior counsel in the Washington office of Holland & Knight after 22 years as a litigator in the U.S. Justice Department, would like either the district court slot or a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

She’s not licensed to practice in Virginia, which was a problem for the Virginia State Bar but not for U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner, who asked the VSB to interview her and four other candidates without Virginia licenses who say they’d like the 4th Circuit seat.

The other four are:

Michael St. Patrick Baxter, a partner in the Washington office of Coving & Burling LLP who specializes in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization.

M. Elizabeth Magill, a professor at the University of Virginia law school who teaches administrative and constitutional law

Patricia A. Millett, who joined of the U.S. Supreme Court practice at the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP as co-head in 2007 after more than 10 years in the office of the U.S. Solicitor General

James E. Ryan, a professor and academic associate dean at U.Va. law school who teaches constitutional and local government law

Webb and Warner asked the VSB and other statewide bar groups to recommend candidates for the two seats by the first of next month. The bars set last Friday as the deadline for candidates to come forward.

The VSB released the names of the six candidates today after a problem in receiving Shebelskie’s submission was resolved and the senators asked for consideration of the others. The VSB and some other groups plan to interview the candidates Feb. 19 and 20.

Our post yesterday had 26 others interested in the judgeships.

By Alan Cooper

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