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Obama nominates Nashville attorney for federal judgeship

NASHVILLE — A Nashville attorney has been nominated by President Barack Obama to sit on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Kentucky.

The Tennessean reported Saturday that 55-year-old Jane Bransetter Stranch has primarily practiced in federal courts for 30 years. She has taught labor law and served on the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Stranch will replace Judge Martha Craig Daughtry, who announced plans to retire from full-time judicial duties last year.

There are 16 judgeships on the 6th Circuit, which includes Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.