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Obama to nominate Md. judge for 4th Circuit

The Associated Press reports today that President Barack Obama plans to nominate  U.S. District Judge Andre Davis of
Baltimore for one of four vacancies on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

If Davis were to become the 12th judge on the court, it would be split evenly between Republican and Democratic appointees.

The Associated Press has an article on the likely nomination of Davis and U.S. District Judge Gerald Lynch of
New York to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nomination of Davis, an African American with strong support from Maryland’s two Democratic senators, had been expected.

North Carolina, which has only one judge on the 4th Circuit, and Virginia are likely to get the three remaining vacancies.

Virginia bar groups recently submitted recommendations for the one seat Virginia can expect to get to Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner.

They have yet to make a recommendation to Obama.

By Alan Cooper

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