Constitutional Law

After 1-Year Wait, Judge Jane Stranch Is Confirmed by Senate for 6th Circuit Seat


After a record-breaking wait of more than one year, a Nashville, Tenn., attorney was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today for a seat on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Senate voted 71 to 21 in favor of Jane Branstetter Stranch, who has waited longer than any other Obama nominee for a final answer from the Senate, the Nashville Post reports. The yes vote might be taken as an early birthday present—Stranch turns 57 on Friday.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, she is an employment law and ERISA practitioner as well as a managing member of her law firm.

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com (Aug. 2009): “Obama Nominates ERISA Expert, Federal Judge for 6th and 3rd Circuits”

Branstetter Stranch & Jennings (press release): “U.S. Senate Confirms Nashville Attorney to Federal Bench”

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