May 12 2005

SHELBY COMMENDS JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF JUDGE BILL PRYOR

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) reacted today to Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judge Bill Pryor’s nomination to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Pryor’s nomination will now go to the Senate floor for consideration. Senator Shelby made the following statement:

“I am pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Judge Bill Pryor’s nomination. He is deserving of confirmation by the Senate to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Since his recess appointment, Judge Pryor has served on the federal bench with impartiality and fairness. He understands and respects the constitutional role of the judiciary and specifically, the role of the federal courts in our legal system.”

“I am hopeful that the Senate will afford Judge Pryor the up-or-down vote he deserves,” Shelby added.

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