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    News Release August 2003: Commission makes recommendations for federal judgeship

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Joseph D. Kearney:
    (414) 288-1955
    Frank M. Tuerkheimer:
    (608) 262-3093

    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 status.

    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.