Federal judge in Eastern District of Kentucky confirmed to U.S. Sentencing Commission

03/21/2017 04:29 PM

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed federal Judge Danny Reeves to the U.S. Sentencing Commission with a 98-0 vote on Tuesday.

Reeves, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law, has been on the bench in Eastern District of Kentucky since 2001, serving the federal court “with distinction,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a speech on the Senate floor.

“Judge Reeves has been lauded for his steady devotion to the rule of law, for his commitment to fair rulings predicated on the facts and the law — rather than his own political beliefs — and for his even-handed approach to all who enter his courtroom,” McConnell said.

“Because of his demonstrated appreciation for those precepts, Judge Reeves will be a significant asset to the commission and an advocate for sound and sober decision-making.”

Reeves’ confirmation gives the panel, created in 1984 to develop federal sentencing policies, a quorum. He had been nominated to the post by former President Barack Obama last March.

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