Pryor, Boozman Announce Nomination of Susan Hickey for U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
Apr 06 2011
U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today announced that Judge Susan O. Hickey has been nominated by President Obama for the U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Ms. Hickey currently serves as Circuit Judge of the 13th Judicial District in El Dorado, Arkansas.
“Hickey’s experience as Circuit Judge and former law clerk for Judge Barnes will serve her well as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas,” Pryor said. “I look forward to moving her nomination forward through the Senate confirmation process.”
“I am confident Hickey will do a good job representing the people of the Western District of Arkansas,” Boozman said. “She is highly recommended by her peers and I am hopeful she will be confirmed by the Senate.”
Ms. Hickey previously worked as in-house counsel to Murphy Oil and as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes. In September of 2010, Hickey was appointed by Mike Beebe to replace Carol Anthony as Circuit Judge of the 13th Judicial District. With her upcoming nomination, Hickey will succeed Judge Barnes who has now reached senior status.