Senate Confirms Fowlkes to District Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment today of John Fowlkes Jr. as the newest U.S. District Court judge for Western Tennessee. The 94-2 Senate floor vote included aye votes from Tennessee senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, Mississippi senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Arkansas senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman. Fowlkes, a Shelby County Criminal Court Judge, was nominated in December by President Barack Obama on the recommendation of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis. The Memphis Daily News has more