Obama nominates Moody as federal judge in Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated Circuit Judge Jay Moody to serve as a federal judge in the Eastern District of Arkansas.

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor announced the nomination Friday.

Moody has served as a circuit judge since 2003 for the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Pulaski and Perry counties. He previously worked in private practice and is an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law.

Moody was nominated for the vacancy created by Judge Susan Webber Wright Carter assuming senior status.

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