Trump officially sends 11th Circuit nomination of Alabama’s Andrew Brasher to U.S. Senate
Judge Andrew Brasher is set for another confirmation process in the U.S. Senate, less than a year after being confirmed on a 52-47 vote to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
President Donald J. Trump in November announced his intention to nominate Brasher to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and on Friday, the White House officially sent Brasher’s nomination to the Senate.
Before being nominated by Trump for his current federal judgeship, Brasher was serving as Solicitor General of Alabama.
Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) voted against Brasher’s confirmation to the district court, while Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) voted affirmatively to confirm.
Shelby, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and former Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) have voiced their support for Brasher’s nomination to the 11th Circuit.
Brasher has won two “Best Brief Award” honors from the National Association of Attorneys General. Before his appointment as solicitor general in 2014, he served for several years as deputy solicitor general.
Before joining the attorney general’s office in that capacity, Brasher practiced in the litigation and white-collar criminal defense practice groups in the prestigious Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to Alabama’s Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Brasher earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors and summa cum laude, from Samford University, where he presently serves on the Board of Overseers, and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review and winner of the Victor Brudney Prize.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn