Wednesday, November 15, 2006

CAAF nominations cont'

Today's CAAF nominations seem like a home run. I've known Meg Ryan since she was a student at the Naval Justice School. She is a former Marine Corps judge advocate, a clerk to Judge Luttig on the 4th Circuit, and a clerk to Justice Thomas. She is currently a partner at Wiley, Rein & Fielding. She is very smart, very personable and very dedicated. I think she'll make a great judge.

Scott Stucky -- a Harvard Law grad and a retired Air Force Reserve colonel -- has been the long-time majority general counsel on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

So we have two nominees who know military justice and who have all the characteristics we would want for a jurist. This was a very good day for the military justice system.

On another high note, upon their confirmation, Marines will comprise a majority of CAAF. Oorah!

--Dwight Sullivan


Anonymous said...

I would say that while a Supreme Court clerkship of any kind is a generally an item of prestige on one's resume, Judge Ryan's clerkship with Justice Thomas counts as a minus. Then again, her bio while at Wiley Rein & Fielding omits that stint, as well as her clerkship with Judge Luttig. So perhaps that counts as a repudiation of those associations, thus a redeeming factor?

Marcus Fulton said...

They are there, they're just broken out under "clerkships."