President Obama nominated Michael Walter Fitzgerald, a gay attorney based in Los Angeles, to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California today. Fitzgerald's nomination makes him the fourth out judicial nominee to have received Obama's support.
The 51-year-old Fitzgerald works with Corbin, Fitzgerald, and Athey and is an alumni from Harvard University and the University of California Berkley Law School. He's been practicing law for 20 years, and now he hopes to become a district judge.
In a press release, Obama said:
I am honored to nominate Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the United States District Court. His impressive career stands as a testament to his formidable intellect and integrity. I am confident he will serve the people of California with distinction on the District Court bench.