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Idaho Judicial Nominee Set for Hearing Next Week

Crapo, Risch will testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Judge Nye

June 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have secured a hearing for their selection of a new U.S. District Judge for Idaho. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday, June 21, on the nomination of Idaho District Judge David C. Nye of Pocatello to be Idaho’s next U.S. District Court judge.  Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will introduce Judge Nye when he appears before the committee next week. 
“I appreciate the Judiciary Committee recognizing and responding to Senator Risch and me by holding this hearing,” Crapo said.  “Judge Nye’s combined experiences as a litigator and his service to Idaho’s state courts as a district judge make him extremely well-qualified to serve Idaho as our next federal district court judge.  Judge Nye’s strong record of service shows Idaho will be well served by him joining the federal bench.”
“After a long and very thorough process, Senator Crapo, the Obama Administration, and I agreed on Judge Nye to be considered as the next federal district court judge in Idaho,” said Risch. “Judge Nye is a sound and principled jurist and I look forward to this next step of the process as he sits before the Judiciary Committee.”
Judge Nye has served as a judge for Idaho’s Sixth Judicial District for nine years; he also has 20 years’ experience in private practice litigation.  In addition, Judge Nye presides over a successful diversionary felony drug court program and serves in several roles as an advisor to the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho State Bar.  The American Bar Association rated Judge Nye as unanimously well-qualified.
Judge Nye’s hearing will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 9:30 am Eastern.  The hearing will be streamed live on the Judiciary committee’s website at  
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