Jennifer Braccia appointed to Merit Selection Panel
Charlotte Litigation Attorney Jennifer Braccia has been appointed to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the purpose of considering the reappointment of the Honorable David C. Keesler as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina. The panel is composed of 13 members and has been tasked with the review of the Judge Keesler’s performance in office as a magistrate judge and considers comments received from members of the bar and the public, and any other pertinent evidence as to the incumbent’s good character, judgment, legal ability, temperament, and commitment to equal justice under the law. As part of that process, the panel has interviewed Magistrate Judge Keesler, other judicial officers of the bench as well as federal agency heads and court staff. The Panel, chaired by attorney Susan Rodriquez, will provide a report containing its recommendations by December 1.