Thursday, June 26, 2008
Judge William Lawrence Confirmed
Judge William T. Lawrence has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate today on a 97-0 vote to fill the federal district judge vacancy for the Southern District of Indiana left behind when Judge John Tender joined the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sen. Richard Lugar thanked Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy, Ranking Member Arlen Specter, the respective Leaders, and Senator Bayh for their important work to facilitate timely consideration of Judge Lawrence's nomination. "I have known Bill for many years, and I have always been impressed with his high energy, resolute integrity, and remarkable dedication to public service," Lugar said today in a statement released by his office. "Throughout Bill’s career, his reputation for personal courtesy, fairness, decency and integrity was equally well-earned and widespread among colleagues and opposing counsel alike and on both sides of the political aisle."