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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today supported the nomination of North Carolina Judge Terrence Boyle to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. The vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee was 10-8.
Boyle was first nominated in October, 1991 by President George H. W. Bush, but he was not given a hearing in the Judiciary Committee, which was controlled by Democrats. In May 2001, President George W. Bush re-nominated Judge Boyle to the Fourth Circuit.
The circuit covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
“I find Judge Boyle to be extraordinarily qualified and deserving of this promotion,” said Graham. “He will be a great addition to the Court of Appeals and I look forward to voting for his nomination in the full Senate.”
South Carolina’s William ‘Billy’ Wilkins serves as the Chief Judge for the circuit.