CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston attorney Stephanie Thacker is President Obama's pick to fill an opening on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

While an official announcement hasn't been made by the White House, several sources have confirmed the impending nomination to Legal Newsline.

Thacker would replace Judge M. Blane Michael, who died earlier this year. Thacker did not return phone calls Wednesday seeking comment.

Thacker began her career as an associate at the Charleston law firm of Allen Guthrie & Thomas from August 1992 to November 1994. She rejoined the firm in 2006 after having served as a federal prosecutor for 12 years both in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

To read the full story, visit The West Virginia Record.

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