Trump nominates three federal judges for Georgia

[private]Two appellate court judges and a former federal prosecutor have been nominated by Donald Trump to U.S. District Court federal judges in Georgia.

The White House announced Thursday that Georgia Court of Appeals Judges Billy Ray and Tripp Self have been proposed for judgeships in the Northern and Middle Districts, respectively.

Brown has been nominated for a District Court judgeship in the Northern District of Georgia.

Georgia’s senators endorsed the appointments.

“The president has nominated three outstanding Georgians, and I look forward to working with them as they go through the confirmation process in the Senate,” said Isakson.

“President Trump nominated an impressive and qualified group of individuals to fill the vacant federal judgeships in the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia,” said Perdue.

Ray is a former state senator who was a Gwinnett County Superior Court judge before he was elevated to the Court of Appeals. Self was a Bibb County Superior Court judge before moving up to the appeals court.

Brown is a partner in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird who formerly worked for six years as an assistant U. S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia and in the Southern District of Florida.

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