Governor Carcieri Nominates 5 to Superior and District Courts

The Providence Journal reports that Rhode Island Governor announced five nominations to the Superior and District Court benches on Friday.

  • Brian Van Couyghen – nominated to fill the Superior Court position held by Supreme Court Judge Gilbert V. Indeglia before his elevation to the state high court.
  • Sarah Taft-Carter – nominated to fill the seat left open when Alice B. Gibney became presiding justice of the Superior Court.
  • Walter R. Stone – nominated to replace O. Rogeriee Thompson, who President Obama named to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Stephen M. Isherwood – nominated to fill the seat left open when Jeanne E. LaFazia became chief judge of the District Court.
  • Colleen M. Hastings – nominated to replace Judge Michael A. Higgins, who retired this year.

The state Senate must reconvene and vote on these nominations before they are to take effect.

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