January 26, 2011 20:53 Age: 3 yrs

IN BRIEF: Nourse Nominated by President Obama to U.S. Court of Appeals

Former L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law Victoria Nourse has been nominated by President Obama to serve on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nourse is the Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, specializing in criminal law, legislation, constitutional history and the separation of powers. She is known for her role in assisting then-Sen. Joseph Biden in drafting the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, part of the Biden-Hatch Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

In 2008, she became the L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law at Emory Law, a position she held concurrently with her Wisconsin chair until earlier this year.

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