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Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal Praise Nomination of Christopher Droney to Second Circuit Court of Appeals

(Washington, DC) – Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal released statements today praising President Obama’s nomination of U.S. District Judge Christopher F. Droney to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

“I firmly believe that Judge Droney will be an outstanding addition to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Lieberman. “His profound commitment to the rule of law and the integrity of the legal system will serve the court well. Judge Droney presided over countless federal civil and criminal trials in his commendable career on the federal bench and his unique legal skills earned him a distinguished record as a District Judge of Connecticut. I commend him on his nomination.”

“This nomination is truly great news for our nation and our justice system. Having known Christopher Droney a long time and litigated before him in District Court, I strongly and enthusiastically support his nomination by President Obama to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Senator Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I have no doubt that he will be an extraordinarily dedicated and distinguished member of the Court of Appeals. “

Judge Christopher Droney was nominated to his current post as a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Prior to his nomination, Droney served as a U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1993-1997 and as Mayor of West Hartford from 1985-1989. Droney was born in Hartford and is an alumnus of Holy Cross College and The University of Connecticut School of Law.