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Sen. Mark Kirk taps Peter Baugher, Rep. Biggert for judicial screening panel

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WASHINGTON--Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) reactivated on Thursday a statewide panel to screen potential federal judicial candidates.

Kirk and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)--who also has a screening committee--work together on sending recommendations to the White House for nomination. Federal judges also must be confirmed by the Senate.

Kirk's 14 member screening committee is chaired by Peter Baugher of Schopf & Weiss, a Chicago law firm.

Other members:

U.S. Congresswoman Judy Biggert; Former Federal Court Judge Wayne Andersen of JAMS Arbitration, Mediation, and ADR Services; Keith Beyler of the Southern Illinois University School of Law; Roxane Busey of Baker & McKenzie LLP; James Figliulo of Figliulo & Silverman, P.C.; Victor Henderson of Henderson Adam LLC; Larry Kuster of Rammelkamp Bradney P.C.; Lynn Mirabella of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC; James Montana of Vedder Price P.C.; Jennifer Nijman of Nijman Franzetti LLP; Richard Porter of Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Ronald Safer of Schiff Hardin LLP; and Marschall Smith, General Counsel at Archer Daniels Midland Company.

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