Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes nominee to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
On March 17, 2016, the White House announced that President Obama nominated Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is the appellate court for federal district courts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.
Hughes, a justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court, was born in Marion Kentucky and raised in Princeton. Justice Hughes served as a Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge from 1998 - 1999. She ran for and was elected as a Jefferson Circuit Judge for seven years. She was appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 2006. In 2007, she was appointed to serve as a Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court, and was subsequently elected to that position in 2008 and re-elected in 2014.
In announcing the nomination, President Barack Obama said "Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions," said President Obama. "She will be a thoughtful and distinguished addition to the Sixth Circuit, and I am extremely pleased to put her forward."
Justice Hughes was named the Judge of the Year by the Louisville Bar Association in 2012. She is an active member and former president of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, has chaired the Kentucky Civil Rules Committee since 2011 and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Bar Foundation's IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts) Fund since 2008.