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On May 7, 2018, President Trump nominated A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals seat currently held by Judge William Byrd Traxler, Jr. Judge Traxler is scheduled to take senior status on August 31, 2018.

Although Quattlebaum was very recently confirmed to be a U.S. District Court judge, the Senate should, consistent with its constitutional responsibilities, carefully examine Quattlebaum’s record anew – including his record as a District Court judge – before confirming him to a lifetime seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.