Obama Elevates Undecided Utah Congressman To Federal Judgeship

Welcome to Chicago crony politics as President Obama Elevates the brother of an undecided Utah Congressman to the US District Court of Appeals of Utah District.

Professor Scott Matheson, Jr brother Utah Representative Jim Matheson of Utah. Matheson who opposed the original bill; He is now undecided.

“Scott Matheson is a distinguished candidate for the Tenth Circuit court,” President Obama said.  “Both his legal and academic credentials are impressive and his commitment to judicial integrity is unwavering.  I am honored to nominate this lifelong Utahn to the federal bench.”

Professor Matheson Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, where he has been a member of the faculty since 195.

This comes after Rep. Joe Sestak(D-PA) asked by the white house to step aside  in the Pennsylvania Primary against Sen. Arlen Specter(D-PA) for the Democratic nomination. Sestak turned downed the President . Speculation was the Sestak an admiral in the Navy would have been nominated Secretary of Navy.

This is a long three  years a very long long three years. Seesh!!!!!!!!

The Weekly Standard has Matheson’s CV.

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3 responses to “Obama Elevates Undecided Utah Congressman To Federal Judgeship

  1. Being from Utah this both excites and bothers me. I’d like Scott to have the judgeship because he is very well qualified and the Matheson family has done a lot for our state.

    On the other hand, I don’t like the position that President unicorn has place Representative Matheson in. Jim will hopefully vote against the bill as he did the last time.

    Shame on the President for trying to purchase Jim Matheson’s vote!

  2. It was just bad timing. Matheson had been on the list for the job for a while.

    And if you are still watching Jim, you can see he has practically no influence with the President.

    http://lawafterthebar.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/matheson-out-of-loop-on-utahs-us-attorney/

  3. Yes, I have been happy to see Congressman Matheson stick to his guns. Some local Democrats were not happy with his decision and voted him into a primary for the democratic nomination in Utah’s 2nd District. He crushed the opponent and I think he’ll win again in November.

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