UT law professor appointed to commission to recommend federal judge candidate

August 8, 2016 | News, UToday, Law
By Christine Billau

A constitutional law scholar at The University of Toledo was chosen to help identify the best candidate to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Rebecca Zietlow, the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values in the UT College of Law, is one of more than a dozen members of the bipartisan judiciary advisory commission announced by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH).



The retirement of the Hon. Gregory L. Frost created the vacancy on the federal bench.

“I am honored and excited to serve on this commission,” Zietlow said. “As a professor of constitutional law, I understand the importance of a strong federal judiciary, and I am happy to play a role in making that happen.”

The Southern District Court serves more than five million Ohioans in 48 counties throughout Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.

The vetting process requires a candidate’s nomination by the president of the United States and confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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