President Barack Obama's nominee for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals faced some questions Wednesday about her choice of clients in private practice. But the nominee, Jane Branstetter Stranch of Nashville, Tenn., came out of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee largely unscathed and supported by her state's two Republican senators. Stranch, a partner in Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, has represented labor unions in federal employment litigation, and she's never been a judge.
6th Circuit Nominee Exits Confirmation Hearing Largely Unscathed
The National Law Journal
October 22, 2009