President Barack Obama today nominated two federal district judges for elevation to appeals courts.
Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr., who sits on the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, was tapped for a slot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. For a seat on the 11th Circuit, Obama nominated Judge Beverly Martin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
“Judge Greenaway and Judge Martin have distinguished themselves as first-rate jurists with unflagging integrity and evenhandedness,” Obama said in a statement. “I am grateful for their service to the states of New Jersey and Georgia and look forward to adding their considerable wisdom and experience to the Third and Eleventh Circuit Courts.”
Greenaway, 51, a former corporate attorney at Johnson & Johnson, has been a federal district judge for 12 years. He was a prosecutor in Newark, N.J., for four years and served as chief of the narcotics division in the U.S. attorney’s office.
Martin, 53, is a former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, where she served from 1997 to 2000. President Bill Clinton tapped her for the federal bench in 2000.
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