U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), current member and former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today applauded the Judiciary Committee's unanimous approval of Utah Court of Appeals Presiding Judge Carolyn B. McHugh to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Judge McHugh's nomination now must be voted on by the full Senate before she can be sworn in to replace 10th Circuit Judge Michael Murphy, who took senior status on 12/31/12.
"Judge McHugh is an extremely well-respected jurist and I know she will do an outstanding job in this new role," Hatch said. "Her varied legal experience to date has given her a great foundation for serving on the federal court, and I hope the Senate will act quickly so Judge McHugh can begin her service on the 10th Circuit."
NOTE: Hatch introduced Judge McHugh at her confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee in September.