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Paducahan Beaton Confirmed as US District Judge
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Paducah native Benjamin Beaton was confirmed Tuesday by the United States Senate as a US District Judge.

Beaton was nominated in August to the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by President Donald Trump. Prior to the vote, Senator Mitch McConnell outlined Beaton's education and experience. 

McConnell said, "He clerked on the DC Circuit and on the Supreme Court for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Since then, Mr. Beaton has excelled at some of the country's top law firms. He's also undertaken a substantial pro-bono case load and shown a dedication to community service."

The Senate voted 52-44 to confirm Beaton Tuesday afternoon. 

Senator Rand Paul issued a statement congratulating Beaton, saying, "From clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court to litigating cases at the federal and state levels, Ben has the experience and fortitude needed to uphold the rule of law on the federal bench, and I was proud to support his nomination today.”

Most recently, Beaton has been co-chair of the appellate and supreme court practice for the firm of Squire, Patton, Boggs, appearing numerous times before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. 

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Published 06:53 PM, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020
Updated 09:26 PM, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020

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