President Barack Obama has nominated an Alabama judge to fill a vacancy left in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a news release Thursday, Obama announced the nomination of Judge Abdul K. Kallon, a U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Alabama, serving in Birmingham. Kallon was appointed to his current position by Obama in 2010.
Obama praised Kallon, saying the Sierra Leone native has an extensive record of reaching fair decisions and will make for a strong addition to the appellate court.
Kallon received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Prior to his 2010 appointment, Kallon had a litigation and counseling practice, working on corporate civil defense matters.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.