Marshall confirmed for federal judgeship in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Arkansas Appeals Court Judge Price Marshall as a federal judge.

Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor announced that Marshall had been confirmed Wednesday as the U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Marshall's confirmation hearing had been earlier this year, and he had received bipartisan praise before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Marshall practiced law in Jonesboro for 15 years and also clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Arnold from 1989 to 1991. He will replace Judge William R. Wilson, who assumed senior status on the bench.

A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe's office said the governor was looking at how to fill the vacancy on the state appeals court left by Marshall's exit.

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