Senate Confirms Kentucky Judge for Sentencing Commission

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Senate has voted to confirm an eastern Kentucky judge for a seat on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

According to a news release from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate voted 98-0 to confirm U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves on Tuesday.

The commission, formed in 1984, analyzes information on federal sentencing practices and sets guidelines for the judicial branch.

Reeves has a law degree from Northern Kentucky University. Former President George W. Bush appointed him as a federal district judge in 2001 after McConnell recommended him.

Reeves’ appointment means the sentencing commission will now have a quorum. McConnell said Reeves will be a “significant asset” to the commission.