PRYOR NOMINATION; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 127
(Senate - September 08, 2014)

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                            PRYOR NOMINATION

  Mr. CHAMBLISS. Mr. President, I rise today in support of the 
nomination of Jill Pryor to serve as circuit judge for the Eleventh 
Judicial Circuit.
  Ms. Pryor's educational pedigree is beyond reproach. She worked to 
put herself through college at William & Mary, graduating phi beta 
kappa. She then went on to Yale Law School where she was the senior 
editor in chief of the Yale Law Journal. After finishing law school she 
clerked for Judge Edmundson on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 
Atlanta, the very court for which she is today being considered.
  Once she finished her clerkship, she decided to stay in Atlanta in 
private practice, where she has been practicing for the last 25 years. 
During that time she has played a pivotal role in some of the largest, 
most complex cases in the history of our legal system and in our great 
State of Georgia. But like any other well-rounded attorney, Ms. Pryor 
has taken time to give back outside the courtroom. She is currently on 
the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, and she is also on the 
Board of Governors of the Georgia Legal Services Program. She is the 
former chair of the appellate practice section of the State bar, and 
she is a past president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
  The Eleventh Circuit will be well served by the addition of Ms. 
Pryor, and as I said in July before the Senate unanimously confirmed 
Judge Julie Carnes to this very same court, this is a vacancy that 
needs to be filled and needs to be filled quickly. Ms. Pryor certainly 
has the judicial as well as educational background to serve on the 
Eleventh Circuit. She has done extensive work inside the courtroom as 
well as at the appellate level, and she is well qualified to now go to 
the Eleventh Circuit.
  I am pleased to speak on behalf of this highly qualified nominee, and 
I urge my colleagues to vote in support of Jill Pryor to the Eleventh 
Circuit judicial court.
  Thank you very much. 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. WYDEN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for 
the quorum call be rescinded.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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