Manish Shah '98 Nominated to US District Court for Northern District of Illinois

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Thursday tapped Manish Shah, a federal prosecutor, to be a federal judge in the Chicago-based Northern District of Illinois.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) took the lead on making the Shah recommendation to the White House, a selection concurred with by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) under a system they have developed in sharing the power they have to send names to the president for consideration.

““Manish Shah’s stellar record in working with former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald makes him an outstanding candidate to be the next federal district court judge for Northern Illinois,” Kirk said in a statement. ““He’’s the most experienced prosecutor we have, and I will continue to work with Senator Durbin to make sure we have highly-skilled candidates like Shah to help strengthen our courts and clean up Illinois.””

Durbin said in a statement, ““Manish Shah has served with distinction as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and he will bring a wealth of knowledge and legal acumen to the federal bench in Northern Illinois. “I firmly support his nomination today by President Obama and look forward to working Senator Kirk to see his nomination considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee and swiftly confirmed by the full Senate.””

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