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July 1, 2020

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Congratulates Former Alabama Solicitor General Andrew Brasher Upon His Swearing-in as Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

(MONTGOMERY) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall congratulated former Alabama Solicitor General Andrew Brasher who was officially sworn in this week as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

“Judge Brasher served the State of Alabama with particular distinction as Solicitor General and followed his exemplary record of service to the people of Alabama by honorably discharging his duties as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Judge Brasher is abundantly qualified to sit on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals where he will review federal cases from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. I join his many colleagues and friends in congratulating Judge Brasher and I look forward to his long service on the Court.”

Judge Brasher succeeds Judge Ed Carnes of Albertville, Alabama, who assumed senior status on June 30, 2020. Judge Carnes also served in the Alabama Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General from 1975-1992. Judge Carnes became Chief Judge of the Court in 2013. Replacing Carnes as Chief Judge on the Court is Judge William H. Pryor, a former Alabama Attorney General.

Judge Brasher was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Court of
Appeals in November 2019 and was confirmed by a vote of the U.S. Senate in February 2020. 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 Pryor.

After serving in private practice, Judge Brasher was appointed Solicitor General for the State of Alabama, a position he held for five 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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