- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The White House Press Office says Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

In a news release Thursday, the president said Hughes has a “long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions.”

Hughes began her career in private practice. In 1997, she was appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a position she held until 1998. In 1999, Hughes was appointed and then elected to the Jefferson Circuit Court, where she served for more than seven years before being re-appointed and later elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 2006.

Hughes has served on the Kentucky Supreme Court since 2007.

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