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    News Release July 2003: Twelve apply for federal judgeship

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Jason Westphal
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6077
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    Twelve apply for federal judgeship

    MADISON, July 16, 2003 - Yesterday was the deadline for submitting applications to the Federal Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The opening results from Judge John Coffey's decision to assume senior status.

    The Federal Nominating Commission has been making recommendations to Wisconsin's U.S. Senators since 1979. The Commission will screen applicants and interview potential candidates before submitting its final recommendations to Sens. Kohl and Feingold.

    Those applying for a post on the Chicago-based court include (in alphabetical order):

    • Michael B. Brennan of Fox Point
    • John A. Busch of Milwaukee
    • Paul D. Clement of Alexandria, Virginia
    • J. Mac Davis of Pewaukee
    • David G. Deininger of Monroe
    • Daniel J. La Fave of Franksville
    • Rudolph T. Randa of Milwaukee
    • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr. of Shorewood
    • J.P. Stadtmueller of Whitefish Bay
    • Diane S. Sykes of Mequon
    • Dennis J. Verhaagh of Green Bay
    • Stephen D. Willett of Phillips

    The Commission is co-chaired by Marquette Law School Dean Joseph D. Kearney and University of Wisconsin Law School Dean Kenneth B. Davis.