05.07.09

Leahy-Chaired Panel Reports Vermont Nominee To Senate Floor

Judge Sessions Nominated To Chair Sentencing Commission

A panel chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday reported the nomination of Judge William K. Sessions, III, to be the Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to the full Senate for consideration.  Judge Sessions is a member of the Sentencing Commission.  President Obama nominated him to Chair the Commission on April 20.

Sessions is a federal judge on the Vermont District Court, where he has served since 1995.  He was first appointed to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 1999.

Leahy said, “Judge Sessions is a fellow Vermonter who has served the Commission with honor for nearly 10 years, first as a Commissioner and then as a Vice Chair.  I know him well, and I am confident that he will meet this new challenge.  I hope the Senate will quickly confirm his nomination.”

The nomination will be reported to the full Senate for consideration.

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