Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Trump Nominates Mississippi Vet to 5th

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today welcomed President Trump’s nomination of Judge Sul Ozerden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ozerden has served as the U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi since 2007.

“Judge Ozerden is the right choice for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Wicker said. “His judicial and academic achievements alone qualify him for this position. But his good character, experience as a Navy fighter pilot, and record of volunteerism and community involvement also are exemplary. His service will benefit the court and the people of the United States for many years to come. I am glad President Trump has nominated another outstanding judicial candidate, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure Judge Ozerden is confirmed swiftly.”

“Judge Ozerden has established a strong record on the bench, and I think President Trump’s nomination of him is consistent with his intent to place conservative jurists on the federal judiciary. Judge Ozerden’s experience and life story make him ideal for the Court of Appeals, and I will be proud to work with Senator Wicker and my colleagues to confirm him as soon as possible,” Hyde-Smith said.

Ozerden, a Gulfport native, was confirmed by the Senate to his current position with broad bipartisan support. On the U.S. District Court, he has authored more than 1,000 judicial opinions and has previously sat by designation on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The judge earned his law degree from Stanford Law School and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. 
Ozerden is also a retired commissioned officer and pilot with the U.S. Navy. He flew missions in Iraq and Somalia.

A seat on the Fifth Circuit of U.S. Court of Appeals opened when Judge Grady Jolly took senior status in October 2017. The Fifth Circuit covers the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.


Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT nomination! Judge Ozerden is one of the smartest and hardest working federal judges on the bench in Mississippi. When confirmed, he will make a fine Fifth Circuit Judge. Glad to see this happen.

Douglas Handshoe said...

Judge Ozerden is an excellent pick for the opening.

Anonymous said...

I thought he’d already been nominated... no?

Anonymous said...

Terrible pick for actual people

Anonymous said...

Great choice.

Note: he wasn't a USN pilot/naval aviator, he was a Naval Flight Officer (NFO/bombardier/navigator).

"Retired?" It may be semantics, but he served six years 1989-1995, not 20 years, but I still salute him.

I am only pointing this out for accuracy.

Source? Google his name, which is actually Halil Suleyman Ozerden.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding pick for actual people.

Anonymous said...

8:17, in laymen terms, you’re saying he was “Goose” not “Maverick.”

Paul Mitchell said...

OH! He has the endorsement of Bush 43, THAD!, Trent, Roger, AND Cindy? His "Conservative" and "Strict Constitutionalist" bonafides are STELLAR!


Anonymous said...

Would someone clarify good for, or not good for....actual people?

Anonymous said...

All I need to know is whether he supports the 2nd Amendment or not. I cannot find anything on that.

Anonymous said...

He will not be a champion for individual rights. See what he did in some of the Katrina litigation.

Anonymous said...

He’s a shill for corporate greed

Abrant Loweranz Contie said...

Silly to have our two goofball senators endorse the nomination. I know it's S.O.P. but still silly posturing and nothing but an opportunity to push their names. What about Bennie? If Pheel Brant could have worked his name into the announcement, he would have.

On the other hand, that's one of the strangest names this side of Barack Hussein Obama and I'd like to know it's derivation. His first name sounds Jordanian but his last name sounds Swedish or Swiss.

(What the hell difference does it make in 3..2..1..)

Anonymous said...

I thought he’d already been nominated... no?


Anonymous said...

@9:12 PM - Exactly! :)

@6:52 AM - Me too!

@7:20 AM - He was born in Laurel, but his family came from Turkey.

Anonymous said...

He was born in Hattiesburg.

Anonymous said...

Those of you sniping on here do not practice law. If you did, you would know that Judge Ozerden is one of the finest and brightest federal judges in this country. He is tough to be in front of because he demands excellence. My only regret is that we are going to lose him in S.D. Miss. Someone ought to nominate Carlton Reeves to the Fifth Circuit to get him off the trial bench; from there he couldn't do nearly as much harm.

Anonymous said...

Judge Ozerden is an excellent choice. He does demand that you are prepared and expects the other side to be prepared. A Judge can only decide on the facts and the law. He knows the law better than any Judge. And factually you can't fool him or make a poor argument. The general public hears the results of cases and sometimes don't understand that there are layers unprepared. These cases result in rulings not fully understood to lay persons. It is not the Judge. It is the lawyers who have either dropped the ball are chose a poor case without proper factual or legal support. Judge Orzden will do a fantastic job. I also agree we are losing a great trial judge.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Gulfport and also knew his father/family. He comes from a fine family and was raised by outstanding parents. I love reading comments from the typical naysayers.

Anonymous said...

@8:08AM - Yes, senior moment when I penned "Laurel."

Anonymous said...

@ 7:20, that's actually how it works. The home state senators push a candidate to the President (if they are all the same party).

Anonymous said...

Let's review, the guy who nominated him thinks the moon is part of Mars.

Anonymous said...

@8:27...I do not practice law. How dumb of me to hold an opinion. I apologize, Esq.

Anonymous said...

What 4:04 said. Times 10.

Doubt Me Not.. said...

"I knew his uncle and one of his brother's ex wife's taught piano in Pelahatchie. Plus his second cousin's girl friend was a page in the legislative session three years ago. So, he is quality."

Anonymous said...

"Esq." here. It is pretty dumb of you to make comments about judges if you don't have a clue what judges do. I await your breathless expositions on constitutional law, ERISA, admiralty, civil rights law, and the bankruptcy code. Wait, you might understand the bankruptcy code. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

How old is he?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he has more respect for the law than his nominator.

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