- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Nearly three dozen professors at University of Michigan law school are urging Michigan’s U.S. senators to support Joan Larsen for a seat on a federal appeals court.

Larsen is a former Michigan law professor who’s now a justice on the state Supreme Court. President Donald Trump said Monday he’s nominating her for the 6th Circuit appeals court in Cincinnati. The job requires approval by the Senate.

In a letter to Democratic Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, the law professors say Larsen is “brilliant, principled and dedicated.” Not all share her views on “judicial methodology,” but they agree she would be an “outstanding” federal judge.

Larsen has been on the Supreme Court since fall 2015. She’ll remain on the job while she awaits action by the Senate.

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