Friday, July 29, 2005
Bush taps Mattice for Federal Bench
Yesterday, President Bush nominated Sandy Mattice, the U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee, to serve as a federal district judge, replacing Judge Edgar in Chattanooga, who is taking senior status. This is an excellent choice by President Bush. Mattice has an exceptional list of former employment, including stints at Baker Donelson and Miller & Martin. Residents of Hamilton County might remember Mattice as their former GOP County Chair. I can't imagine that Mattice should have any trouble breezing through the Senate confirmation process, but one never knows with the Democratic minority in charge.