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Charleston lawyer said to be choice for 4th Circuit

Charleston, W.Va., attorney Stephanie Thacker is expected to be President Obama’s pick for an open seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

While no official announcement has been made, several sources have confirmed the impending nomination, the West Virginia Record reports. Thacker would replace M. Blane Michael, who died earlier this year.

Thacker is an associate at a Charleston law firm. She previously served as a federal prosecutor. Her practice concentrates on complex litigation and criminal defense. Thacker received her undergraduate degree from Marshall University in 1987 and her law degree from West Virginia University in 1990.

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