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(Neb)-Neb Judicial Nominee Gets Senate Hearing  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/28/2018 11:18 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Omaha Attorney Brian Buescher, President Trump's nominee for the U-S District Court in Nebraska, had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

      The state's two U-S senators, Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, had recommended Buescher to the president and both introduced him at the hearing.

       Fischer and Sasse both pointed to Buescher's background as a native Nebraskan who grew up on a farm near Beatrice and how that's helped shape his career as a lawyer. Fischer also said she was certain Buescher has all to qualifies needed to an outstanding jurist.

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Buescher would fill the vacancy created when Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp entered senior status this fall.

      Fischer and Sasse said the opening needs to be filled quickly because the Nebraska federal district court has one of the highest per-judge criminal felony caseloads in the country, significantly higher than the federal districts covering Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York City.


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