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President Obama Names UW Law School Professor Victoria Nourse to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

On Wednesday, President Obama nominated UW-Madison Law School professor Victoria Nourse to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

From the White House Press Release:

Professor Victoria F. Nourse is the Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, where she joined the faculty in 1993. A prolific scholar with wide-ranging interests, Professor Nourse has written extensively on criminal law, legislation, constitutional history and the separation of powers. She is also well-known for her role assisting then-Senator Joseph Biden in drafting the landmark Violence Against Women Act, part of the Biden-Hatch Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 .