Murkowski's statement on the nomination of Morgan Christen for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
"Judge Christen is an outstanding choice to fill Alaska's sole seat on the Ninth Circuit. Over the course of a decade on the bench she has a track record of impartial, intelligent and fair judgments that demonstrate respect for the rule of law and the role of the judiciary in our democratic system.
"Judge Christen and I entered the practice of law around the same time. She clerked in the Anchorage Superior Court when I was in the Anchorage District Court. She is a valuable asset to the Alaska legal community and I will support her wholeheartedly through the confirmation process."