Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On Senate Confirmation Of Geoffrey Crawford To The U.S. District Court In Vermont

[Leahy, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, steered the nomination through the committee and through the Senate, which confirmed Crawford this afternoon in a vote of 95 to 0.  Through Leahy’s efforts he was confirmed in less time than any judicial nominee in years.  Leahy, who also is President Pro Tempore of the Senate, presided over the Senate for the vote and announced the outcome.  He spoke with Justice Crawford immediately after the vote.]

“Justice Crawford came highly recommended, well qualified, and broadly experienced.  He’s a well-grounded Vermonter and a good fit for Vermont and our federal court.  I appreciate the bipartisan cooperation that has helped me steer his nomination through this intricate process in pretty much record time.  His prompt confirmation will ease the transition.”

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