The MinnLawyer blog is reporting that Susan Richard Nelson has been picked for the open seat on the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Actually, the blog suggests that Sen. Klobuchar “will nominate” Judge Nelson but this of course is the President’s prerogative. The Star Tribune has confirmed that Sen. Klobuchar has recommended Judge Nelson to be nominated by President Obama.
An Oberlin grad, U. of Pittsburgh law school, former partner with Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, wife of Tom Nelson, a partner with Leonard Street & Deinard, mother of two, Susan Richard Nelson has been a U.S. Magistrate Judge for nearly 10 years. If she is, in fact, picked as President Obama’s nominee (a near certainty), I expect her confirmation will be a cake-walk, as well.