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Trump Announces Six Male District Court Nominees

Jan. 16, 2019, 10:04 PM

President Donald Trump announced a 19th wave of judicial nominees today, all of them men and all to district courts.

Trump has seen 85 confirmations to the federal bench, setting a record for a president’s first two years in office.

That total includes two U.S. Supreme Court justices, 30 appeals court judges, and 53 district court judges.

The nominees are:

  • Greg G. Guidry, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana;
  • James Wesley (“Wes”) Hendrix, nominated to the Northern District of Texas;
  • Sean D. Jordan, nominated to the Eastern District of Texas;
  • Michael T. Liburdi, nominated to the District of Arizona;
  • Mark T. Pittman, nominated to the Northern District of Texas; and
  • Peter D. Welte, nominated to the District of North Dakota.

Guidry is currently a justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court. He was previously a federal prosecutor in Louisiana.

Hendrix is currently a federal prosecutor in Texas.

Jordan is currently a partner in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Walker LLP. He previously served in the Army as an infantryman and paratrooper.

Liburdi is currently a shareholder in the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Pittman is a justice on Texas’ Second Court of Appeals. He was a federal prosecutor and an enforcement attorney with the SEC.

Welte is currently a shareholder in the Vogel Law Firm, where he practices criminal defense and agriculture law. He was a state prosecutor in North Dakota.

To contact the reporter on this story: Patrick L. Gregory in Washington at pgregory@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: John Crawley at jcrawley@bloomberglaw.com; Jessie Kokrda Kamens at jkamens@bloomberglaw.com

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