Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley, I am proud to offer my support for the confirmation of California Superior Court Judge Troy L. Nunley to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Nunley was recommended to the President by my colleague, Senator Feinstein, and will be a great addition to the federal bench.
Judge Nunley will bring to the bench his broad experience as a skilled attorney and a state court judge. A graduate of St. Mary's and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, Judge Nunley spent the majority of his early legal career working in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office as Deputy District Attorney. After a few years in private practice, he joined the Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General in the Sacramento office.
In 2002 he was nominated to join the California state bench as a Superior Court Judge in Sacramento, where he has served with distinction.
I congratulate Judge Nunley and his family on this important day, and urge my colleagues in the Senate Judiciary to support this highly qualified nominee to the federal bench.