Jerry Blackwell

Chauvin prosecutor Jerry Blackwell wins Senate confirmation as federal judge

The prosecutor who helped make the case to convict Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd has won Senate confirmation to be Minnesota's newest federal judge. Jerry Blackwell was nominated in June to replace Susan Richard Nelson, who moved to senior status. He came to public attention in 2021 as he offered the opening statements and closing arguments in the Chauvin trial in Minneapolis.
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Confirm Jerry Blackwell to the Minnesota federal district bench

The U.S. Senate must promptly appoint nominee Jerry Blackwell to the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Blackwell, whom President Biden nominated on June 15, supplies valuable experience. Blackwell has impressively excelled in law’s upper echelon over 35 years, and he recently participated in the highly successful prosecution of Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd. The vacancy that the nominee would ably fill has been open for 11 months. Thus, the Senate needs to rapidly confirm Blackwell.

Biden nominates Jerry Blackwell for federal judge in Minnesota

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Jerry Blackwell to be the next federal judge in Minnesota, elevating the Minneapolis attorney who gained international esteem for his role in the prosecution of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd. Should the longtime corporate lawyer's nomination clear...

Twin Cities attorney Jerry Blackwell nominated for federal judgeship

ST PAUL, Minn. — A prominent Twin Cities attorney is among seven candidates for federal judicial posts announced Wednesday by the Biden administration. Jerry Blackwell is a founding partner of Blackwell Burke, which formed in 2006. He has more than three decades of legal experience, but is best known to Minnesotans and people around the globe as a prominent member of the prosecution team that won the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in April of 2021.