Andrews Nomination to Delaware District Court Advances to Senate Vote
September 9, 2011
Publication| Intellectual Property
The Senate Judiciary Committee this week voted unanimously to forward the nomination of Richard G. Andrews to the full Senate for confirmation. Andrews was nominated earlier this year by President Obama to fill the last vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The vacancy has resulted in referrals of certain cases to assigned judges from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. It is expected that upon Andrews’ confirmation the referral practice for new cases will be discontinued.
As the State Prosecutor for Delaware, a position he has held since 2007, Andrews oversees the Criminal Division of the Delaware Department of Justice. From 1983 to 2006, Andrews worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, serving as Chief of the Criminal Division, First Assistant United States Attorney, and acting United States Attorney.