Memphis Judicial Nominee Appears Before Senate Committee

Memphis lawyer and U.S. District Court nominee, Sheryl H. Lipman appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday with two other district judgeship nominees from Illinois and Washington state, and a Kansas Supreme Court justice tapped for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lipman, who is general counsel for the University of Memphis, was nominated by President Barack Obama for the Western District of Tennessee post after Judge Jon P. McCalla announced he was taking senior status. During the confirmation hearing Lipman was asked about the Derrick Rose eligibility scandal that invalidated the University of Memphis’ 2007-2008 basketball season and about her role with Planned Parenthood. According to the Commercial Appeal, no date has been set for a confirmation vote.