(WAFF) - President Donald Trump has named Judge Liles Burke as a nominee to be a federal judge.
If confirmed, Burke will serve as a district judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Burke, a native of Marshall County, has been an associate judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals since 2011. Before that, he was an acting circuit judge in Marshall County and a municipal judge for the city of Arab.
He also serves in the Alabama Army National Guard Judge Advocate General's Corps.
Before becoming a judge, he was a general practice attorney.
Another Alabama attorney, Annemarie Carney Axon, was also nominated as a federal judge on Thursday. Axon is an attorney in Birmingham.
The other nominees include:
- Michael Lawrence Brown, William McCrary Ray and Tilman Eugene Self of Georgia
- Sen. Mark Norris, Thomas Lee Robinson Parker, William L. Campbell and Eli J. Richardson of Tennessee
- Thomas Alvin Farr of North Carolina
- Charles Barnes Goodwin of Oklahoma
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