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Paducah Native Nominated to Federal Bench
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - President Donald Trump has nominated a Paducah native to the federal bench.

The White House says Benjamin J. Beaton, of Paducah has been nominated to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Beaton is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP, where he co-chairs the firm’s Appellate & Supreme Court practice group. Beaton represents clients engaged in commercial litigation in Federal and State courts, and before administrative agencies.

He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he teaches constitutional interpretation.

Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Beaton practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin, LLP, and also served as a legal fellow with the International Justice Mission in Kampala, Uganda.

Upon graduation from law school, Beaton served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court, and to Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Beaton earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Centre College, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review.

Published 01:59 PM, Thursday Aug. 13, 2020
Updated 08:05 PM, Thursday Aug. 13, 2020

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