The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher’s nomination to the Eleventh Circuit with a 52-43 vote on February 11, 2020. Judge Brasher was previously sworn into office as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama on May 1, 2019. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Brasher served as Alabama’s Solicitor General and as law clerk to Judge William Pryor, now his colleague. Judge Brasher will fill the vacancy created when Chief Judge Ed Carnes announced that he will take senior status. A majority of the judges in regular active service on the court have been appointed by Republican presidents. With Judge Brasher’s investiture, half of the active judges will have been appointed by President Trump.
Posted by Laura Smithman.