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February 11, 2020

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Praises Senate Confirmation of Judge Andrew Brasher to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

(MONTGOMERY) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall praised the U. S.
Senate for its confirmation of Judge Andrew Brasher to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

“The Senate’s confirmation of Judge Andrew Brasher to the U.S. Court of Appeals is a victory for the rule of law,” said Attorney General Steve Marshall. “Judge Brasher’s deep record of public service, combined with his impeccable legal credentials, more than qualify him for a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. I am especially proud of his contributions as Solicitor General for the State of Alabama, where he successfully argued cases before the Alabama Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Without a doubt, Judge Brasher will bring a renewed focus to upholding the law as he assumes his new position on the federal appeals court.”

Judge Brasher was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 11th Circuit on November 6, 2019, and he was confirmed by a vote of the U.S. Senate today.

Judge Brasher earned his B.A., with honors and summa cum laude, from Samford University, and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review and winner of the Victor Brudney Prize. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Brasher served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

After serving in private practice, Judge Brasher was appointed Solicitor General for the State of Alabama, where he held the position for seven years. On April 10, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated him to serve as District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 1, 2019.

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