BIDEN: JUDICIAL NOMINEE
APPROVED BY KEY SENATE COMMITTEE
FOR RELEASE: October 8, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Filling an
important vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of
Delaware, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee today
unanimously approved the nomination of Kent Jordan.
Senator Joe Biden,
Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, pledged
to work with his colleagues to quickly move Mr. Jordan’s nomination
to the full Senate for final approval.
“I am confident that Kent
possesses the sterling academic and professional qualifications, as
well as the necessary judgement and temperament, to be an
outstanding federal district judge,” said Senator Biden. “I am
looking forward to his quick approval by the full Senate.”
also said he was pleased the Judiciary Committee was able to move so
quickly to approve Mr. Jordan’s nomination. Mr. Jordan’s
nomination hearing before the full committee took place on September
18, 2002, less than a month ago.
The 44 year-old Mr. Jordan
currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel of the
Wilmington, Delaware based Corporation Service Company (CSC).
was born in West Point, New York, and graduated from Brigham Young
University (B.A. 1981) with high honors and cum laude from
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1984), where he was invited
to join the staff and editorial board for the Law Journal.
starting at CSC in 1998, Mr. Jordan was an associate and later a
partner at Morris James Hitchens & Williams, and an associate at
Potter Anderson & Corroon from 1985-1987.
addition, Mr. Jordan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the
District of Delaware from 1987 -1992.
Mr. Jordan’s nomination now
goes to the full Senate for consideration. Once he receives
approval from the Senate, Mr. Jordan will be sworn in and will take
his seat on the federal bench in Wilmington.
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