Trump to nominate Alabama’s Anna Manasco to federal judgeship
President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Anna M. Manasco to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Manasco is currently a partner at the prestigious law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, where her practice focuses on trial strategy and appeals in complex commercial litigation.
She has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, numerous federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama, according to a release from the White House.
Before joining her current firm, Manasco served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Pryor is a former attorney general of Alabama.
Manasco earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Emory University, her M.Sc. and D.Ph. from the University of Oxford and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an executive editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.
Manasco’s nomination will become official upon being sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation after an official vetting process.
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) applauded the president’s decision to nominate Manasco in a tweet on Wednesday.
News from the @WhiteHouse: @POTUS has announced his intent to nominate Anna Manasco of #Birmingham to serve as a District Judge for the Northern District of #AL. Anna is an impressive nominee, & I am confident that, if confirmed, she will work to uphold the rule of law.
— Richard Shelby (@SenShelby) December 18, 2019
As of U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama Austin Huffaker’s recent confirmation, 10 of Trump’s federal judicial nominees from the Yellowhammer State have been confirmed by the Senate, most having been originally nominated by the president in 2017.
One of those confirmed, now-U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher, has already been nominated by Trump for another, higher court.
Trump is responsible for nominating the first-ever African-American judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Judge Terry F. Moorer of Greenville, who was confirmed last year.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn