Burr Applauds Nomination of Three North Carolinians for District Court Judgeships

Friday, September 29, 2006 Phone: (202) 224-3154

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Burr today applauded President Bush's nomination of Martin Reidinger of Asheville to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District, and William Osteen, Jr. of Greensboro and Thomas Schroeder of Winston-Salem to be U.S. District Court Judges for the Middle District.

"Martin Reidinger, Bill Osteen, and Tom Schroeder have the character and integrity to serve as federal judges who will make North Carolina proud," Burr said. "These nominees have strong credentials and would administer justice within the strict interpretation of the law and the Constitution."

Martin Reidinger has had a well-respected civil law practice in western North Carolina for more than 20 years. Mr. Reidinger earned his undergraduate and law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

William Osteen, Jr., earned both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has practiced law in Greensboro for almost 20 years handling both criminal and civil cases.

Thomas Schroeder is currently a partner at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice, PLLC, and has handled numerous high profile commercial and complex litigation cases across the United States. He earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

"I urge my Senate colleagues to give these nominees timely consideration," Burr added.

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