President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would elevate an Alabama district judge to the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Andrew L. Brasher of the Middle District Alabama presumably would fill a vacancy occurring when Chief Judge Ed Carnes takes senior status. A website for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts lists Carnes’ seat as a “future vacancy.”

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