Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, September 13, 2002


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Bush Nominates Five for Federal Trial, Appellate Judicial Posts Around U.S.


By a MetNews Staff Writer


President George W. Bush yesterday nominated five candidates for judicial posts around the country.

Shreveport attorney S. Maurice Hicks Jr. was tapped to be a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana; Ralph R. Erickson of Fargo, a state trial judge since 1993, to be a district judge for the District of North Dakota; William D. Quarles, a trial judge in Baltimore and former tort litigator, to be district judge  for the District of Maryland; and Thomas L. Ludington of Midland, also a state trial judge, to be a district judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Quarles was nominated for the district bench previously, by former President George Bush, but his nomination died without a vote when Congress adjourned in 1992.

The president yesterday also nominated Washington, D.C. lawyer Victor J. Wolski to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Judges on the Art. I court serve 15-year terms.

Wolski, a former congressional staff member and onetime Pacific Legal Foundation lawyer, currently practices in the firm of former Assistant Attorney General Charles Cooper.


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