Troy Nunley Nominated to Federal Bench

President Obama tossed another name in the ring for federal court judge Monday.  Sacramento Superior Court Judge Troy Nunley will be up for consideration for a spot on the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.

Nunley has a criminal prosecution background.  He is a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County and former deputy attorney general in the criminal division.  He was appointed to the state bench by former Gov. Gray Davis in 2002.

He also worked as a deputy district attorney in Sacramento County from 1996 to 1999, according to a statement by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Three weeks ago Nunley sentenced two men to life-without-parole prison terms in the shotgun killing of a 27-year-old pharmacy store clerk calling it “one of the most horrific acts I’ve seen,” according to a Sacramento Bee account.

Nunley was nominated to fill the judgeship of Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr., who will take senior status on July 4, 2012.

Nunley is a native of San Francisco.  He received his law degree from U.C. Hastings College of Law in San Francisco in 1990, and his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College in 1986.

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