Nashville Lawyer Confirmed as Federal Judge

Nashville lawyer Kevin Sharp was confirmed on Monday as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, reports The Tennessean.
The vote was 89-0 with 11 members not voting. Sharp was nominated by President Barack Obama in November. His nomination was controversial among some Tennessee Democrats, who preferred Nashville lawyer Kathryn Barnett.
But Sharp breezed through his nomination hearing in early March before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In late March, the committee unanimously recommended his nomination to the full Senate.
Sharp, 48, served in the Navy for almost four years and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1993. Since 2003 he has been a partner at Drescher & Sharp. His practice has focused largely on employment law.

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