Tripp Self nominated for federal judgeship

Macon's own Tripp Self will be nominated for a federal judgeship, according to a White House press release. 

United States Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue released statements about President Trump's announcement to nominate Macon's own Tripp Self today.

“The president has nominated three outstanding Georgians, and I look forward to working with them as they go through the confirmation process in the Senate,” said Isakson.

“President Trump nominated an impressive and qualified group of individuals to fill the vacant federal judgeships in the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia,” said Perdue. “I look forward to meeting with Mike Brown, William Ray and Tripp Self as they go through the Senate confirmation process.”

If confirmed, Self would succeed Judge Ashley Royal as a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Royal is becoming a senior judge in the district.

The Middle Georgia District covers a 70-county area that stretches from Clarke and Elbert counties in the north to Lowndes County on the Florida line.

Self, currently a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals, declined comment on the upcoming nomination, but once the nomination becomes official, it'll go to the U.S. Senate for hearings and a confirmation vote.

 

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