TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 11, 2016

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Waverly Crenshaw to be a U.S. district judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, according to a post from Knoxville News Sentinel Washington reporter Michael Collins. The position has been vacant since December 2014. Nashville attorney Crenshaw was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2015 and unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee eight months ago. The Associated Press reports 27 of Obama's nominees to district courts and five to the appeals court remain in limbo. Edward Stanton III of Memphis is among nominees awaiting Senate approval; Stanton was nominated by Obama in May 2015 to serve as U.S. district judge for the Western District of Tennessee.