Stephanie Thacker Nomination to Serve the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by the President
Stephanie Thacker, Charleston attorney, was nominated by the president to give out on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. She filled a seat that had been free since the death of Blane Michael, Appellate Judge. Thacker serve as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. for 12 years before becoming a member of the law firm of Allen Guthrie & Thomas in Charleston. Thacker's nomination does not mean she will instantly become a judge, the reason being that she must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, according to the U.S. Constitution.