09.10.07

Dole, Burr Applaud Senate Confirmation of North Carolina Judicial Nominees

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr today applauded the Senate confirmation of Martin Reidinger to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of North Carolina and William Osteen, Jr. to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. Both men were first nominated by President Bush on September 29, 2006 and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 19, 2007.

"I am delighted that the Senate has confirmed Bill Osteen and Martin Reidinger," said Dole. "These fine North Carolinians are well-qualified for the federal bench, and I am confident that they will serve the people of our state with integrity and distinction."

"I am pleased that the Senate confirmed Martin Reidinger and Bill Osteen today," Burr said. "Both men have shown they possess the experience and qualifications to do an outstanding job as federal judges. I look forward to Martin and Bill beginning their service for the people of North Carolina."

Martin Reidinger earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Reidinger has lived in western North Carolina for more than 20 years, where he operates a well-respected civil law practice.

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