published Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Chattanooga attorney final nominee for federal judge

Travis McDonough, chief of staff for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, has been selected for nomination to fill the federal judge vacancy here when U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier steps down in October, sources say.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the process have confirmed that McDonough, a former attorney for Miller and Martin, has been notified that he will be President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Senate to fill the upcoming vacancy.

McDonough will still face a Senate confirmation.

An extensive background check and interview process is still pending. The White House is expected to make a public announcement in September.

For more see Wednesday's Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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