With an 85-11 vote, the Senate confirmed current Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Tilman “Tripp” Self III as the Middle District of Georgia’s newest federal judge.

Self, who was the chief Superior Court judge of the Macon Circuit when Gov. Nathan Deal tapped him for the appellate court the day after Election Day in 2016, will fill the seat of U.S. District Court Judge Charles Royal, who took senior status the same year.

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