- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - President Donald Trump is nominating a part-time federal magistrate judge in eastern New Mexico to a seat on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce made the announcement Wednesday, congratulating Joel Carson. The Senate will have to confirm the nomination.

Carson has continued his private practice while serving in his part-time judicial role since 2015.

After earning a degree from Texas Tech University, Carson continued his education at the University of New Mexico School of Law. He then served as a law clerk in the 10th Circuit.

He also worked as general counsel for one of the state’s largest oil and gas producers.

Carson has served on legal committees for the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico.

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