|For Immediate Release
||CONTACT: Joseph D. Kearney:
Frank M. Tuerkheimer:
Commission makes recommendations for federal judgeship
MILWAUKEE, August 1, 2003 - Today the Federal
Nominating Commission announced its four recommendations for the pending
vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
The opening results from Judge John Coffey's decision to assume senior
The recommendations to Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold were made
following interviews with potential candidates. After consulting with
Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, the Senators will then forward their
final recommendations to President George W. Bush.
The Federal Nominating Commission has been making recommendations to
Wisconsin's United States Senators since 1979 and was charged with
recommending four to six candidates for the position.
Those recommended for consideration for the post on the Chicago-based
court are (in alphabetical order):
- David G. Deininger of Monroe
- Thomas L. Shriner, Jr. of Shorewood
- J.P. Stadtmueller of Whitefish Bay
- Diane S. Sykes of Mequon
The Commission is co-chaired by Marquette University Law School Dean
Joseph D. Kearney and University of Wisconsin Law School Professor
Frank. M. Tuerkheimer.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association,
created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law
license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids
the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides
continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their
expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community
service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the
value of lawyers.