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Idaho Senators Crapo and Risch encourage the nomination of Amanda Brailsford for U.S. District Court judgeship in Idaho

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch (both R-Idaho) today introduced Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Amanda K. Brailsford at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to consider her nomination to fill the open


“When I reviewed candidates with Senator Risch, Judge Brailsford stood out as one who would likely adjudicate cases according to the Constitution and the law, consistent with established precedent,” Crapo said.  “Throughout her career, Judge Brailsford has demonstrated adherence to the Constitution and law as written and has earned the respect of her legal peers.  She has proven herself to be knowledgeable in law and procedure, an active participant in both the legal community and her local community, and an extremely qualified candidate for Idaho’s next District Judge.”

Judge Brailsford is an Idaho native from Hagerman.  She attended the University of Idaho, where she received an undergraduate degree in English, cum laude, in 1989 and her Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, in 1993.  She served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas G. Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1993 to 1995.  Judge Brailsford worked at Holland & Hart LLP as an associate from 1995 to 2002 and as a partner from 2003 to 2013.  In 2013, she became a founding partner at Andersen Banducci PLLC in Boise, Idaho.  She has served on the Idaho Court of Appeals since 2019.

Judge Brailsford was nominated in January by President Biden to fill the open U.S. District Court judgeship in Idaho.  The Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on her nomination before advancing it to the full Senate, although a date has not yet been announced.