Tester applauds Senate confirmation of Watters, Morris

Judges will join Montana’s federal bench

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Montana District Judge Susan Watters and Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris as U.S. District Court Judges for Montana:

“Montana is fortunate to have two highly qualified judges ready to serve our state. Judge Watters and Justice Morris represent the best of Montana, and I’m pleased that they are bringing their integrity and judgment to Montana’s federal bench.”

Montana has three federal district court judgeships, but before today’s confirmation, two of the positions were vacant, leading to delays in Montana’s judicial system.