September 8, 2014 - Issue: Vol. 160, No. 127 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 2nd Session
PRYOR NOMINATION; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 127
(Senate - September 08, 2014)
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[Page S5363] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PRYOR NOMINATION Mr. ISAKSON. Mr. President, in about 19 minutes the Senate will exercise one of its constitutional responsibilities of advice and consent to President Obama on the appointment of Jill A. Pryor to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit of Georgia. I urge all of my colleagues to vote favorably for Ms. Pryor, a lawyer from the city of Atlanta and the State of Georgia, a great nominee and a great appointee. As I make this recommendation, I want the Chamber to know loudly and clearly that I praise the President and his staff--particularly Kathy Ruemmler--for the job they did in coordinating with Senator Chambliss and myself in seeking advice and consent to come up with a series of appointees to the district and circuit courts of Georgia. Jill Pryor is an outstanding lawyer and an outstanding attorney. She is a graduate of William & Mary and Yale University, and was editor of the Yale Law Review. An outstanding jurist and an outstanding person, she has practiced and specialized in business law, representing plaintiffs and defendants--not in the same case, I might add--in the areas of business torts, corporate governance, and shareholder disputes, class actions, trade secrets, fraud, intellectual property fraud, and the Georgia and Federal RICO statutes. She is an outstanding member of the firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, and clerked for an Eleventh Circuit judge when she got out of Yale University Law School. She is an outstanding individual of impeccable credentials, impeccable integrity, and will be a great credit to the Federal bench of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. I commend her to each of my colleagues here today with my highest recommendation, and I again thank the President of the United States and his staff for their cooperation in nominating a superior judge to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. President, I yield the floor and I ask unanimous consent that the time be equally divided. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. ISAKSON. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ____________________