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Jane Stranch

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Jane Stranch
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   9/13/2010-Present
Preceded by:   Martha Daughtrey
Personal History
Born:   9/17/1953
Hometown:   Nashville, TN
Undergraduate:   Vanderbuilt University, 1975
Law School:   Vanderbuilt University Law, 1978

Jane Branstetter Stranch is a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 13, 2010.[1]


Stranch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 and J.D. in 1978 from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt's School of Law, respectively.[2][3]

Professional career

As an attorney, Stranch practiced labor and employment law and specialized in Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation. Prior to joining the court, she was a member of the law firm Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, located in Nashville.[2][3]

Judicial career

Sixth Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Jane Stanch
 Court:Sixth Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 403 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:August 6, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:October 21, 2009
ApprovedAReported:November 19, 2009 
ApprovedAConfirmed:September 13, 2010
 Vote: 71-21

Stranch was nominated by President Obama on August 6, 2009,to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to fill the vacancy left when Judge Martha Daughtrey assumed senior status.[2]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Stranch's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Stranch's hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee was uneventful, with only two of the committee members (Amy Klobuchar and Jeff Sessions) present to question her.[4] The committee voted 15-4 to forward her nomination to the full Senate.[5]

Stranch said: "I am very honored to be chosen. I bring a great deal of litigation experience in a number of different courts. I think that experience would be helpful."[6]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Martha Daughtrey
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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