Reeves, Lipman Re-nominated for Judicial Posts

Two Tennessee attorneys nominated for the federal bench were re-nominated by President Obama on Monday, along with 52 other nominees who had not received Senate confirmation before the holiday break. The renominations were necessary because Republican Senators refused to allow the pending nominees to be “held over” to the new session as in the past, the Blog of Legal Times reports. That means that Knoxville lawyer Pamela Reeves, who won Judiciary Committee support in November for her nomination to the Eastern District of Tennessee court, will now face another committee vote before her nomination can be considered by the full Senate. Memphis attorney Sheryl Lipman, who was nominated in May for the Western District of Tennessee court, had appeared at a hearing before the committee in September, but had not yet come up for a committee vote.