Judiciary Committee Confirmation Hearing Nominee for U.S. District Judge for Eastern District of Arkansas

Washington – U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will next week hold a confirmation hearing for Judge Denzil Price Marshall Jr., who was nominated by President Obama for the U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. In March, Senators Lincoln and Pryor recommended Judge Marshall for this position.

“I look forward to informing my colleagues of Judge Marshall’s qualifications,” Lincoln said. “The Eastern District of Arkansas will be well served by a District Judge with the experience and sensibilities of Judge Marshall. His service to the state of Arkansas throughout his legal career has distinguished Judge Marshall as an outstanding appellate advocate and a wonderful candidate for the U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District.”

“I look forward to introducing Judge Marshall to my Senate colleagues. During the confirmation process, I’m confident Senators will see that he exceptionally qualified to serve as U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District,” Pryor said.

Marshall has served as a judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals since 2006. Before joining the Court of Appeals, Judge Marshall practiced law in Jonesboro for 15 years and was a principal with the firm of Barrett and Deacon.

From 1989-1991, Judge Marshall clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Richard S. Arnold. Since 2004, Marshall has also served as Reporter for the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice. Judge Marshall received his B.A. in 1985 from Arkansas State University – Jonesboro, where he currently serves as adjunct faculty teaching political science. He earned his M.S. in 1986 from the London School of Economics and Political Science and his J.D. in 1989 from Harvard Law School.

Judge Marshall must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and be confirmed by the Senate. Senators Lincoln and Pryor will introduce Judge Marshall at his hearing.