Nalbandian Confirmed to 6th Circuit Apellate Court
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT, KY - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the floor of the Senate Tuesday regarding confirmation of John Nalbandian of Kentucky for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Mr. Nalbandian has earned praise from across the political spectrum as a top appellate advocate. He’s known for his fairness, collegiality, and legal ability. In 2007, Mr. Nalbandian was appointed to be a Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court. He later sat on the selection panel for magistrate judges in the state’s Eastern District. And more recently, President Obama nominated him to serve on the Board of the State Justice Institute. He was confirmed by voice vote," McConnell said. 

“In addition to well-regarded work in private practice, Mr. Nalbandian has also dedicated himself to community causes, such as economic development in Northern Kentucky and greater local representation for minority attorneys. To that end, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association has joined the multitude of supporters of his nomination. They note that, if confirmed, Mr. Nalbandian will be just the seventh active Asian Pacific American federal appellate judge nationwide," McConnell said.

The Senator concluded his remarks by saying, “John Nalbandian has the impressive credentials, the preparation, the broad support -- every indication that he’ll be a worthy and capable judge.”

The 6th Circuit has jurisdiction over federal courts in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan.

Published 12:43 PM, Tuesday May. 15, 2018
Updated 12:44 PM, Tuesday May. 15, 2018

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