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WASHINGTON, DC -- Filling an important vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the United States Senate late last night unanimously approved the nomination of Kent Jordan. Delaware Congressman Mike Castle recommended Jordan to the White House and Senators Joe Biden and Tom Carper supported and helped guide his nomination. "Kent possesses the sterling academic and professional qualifications, as well as the necessary judgement and temperament, to be an outstanding federal district judge. I am pleased my Senate colleagues joined with me in moving so quickly to consider and approve Kent's nomination," said Sen. Biden, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. "I believe Kent Jordan will serve Delawareans well as our District Court Judge. He has a broad range of experience and is a great fit for our state," Carper said. "It is my hope that Mr. Jordan will continue in the tradition of fine jurists that comprise Delaware's judiciary, especially in the District Court." "Kent has a unique background in clerking, prosecution, litigation, bankruptcy and business law that has provided him with the necessary in-court experience to enhance Delaware's top-notch justice system," said Castle. "President Bush must now sign his commission and then Kent will be sworn in. I know Kent will continue the tradition of excellence displayed by our bench." The 44 year-old Mr. Jordan currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel of the Wilmington, Delaware based Corporation Service Company (CSC). He was born in West Point, New York, and graduated from Brigham Young University (B.A. 1981) with high honors and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1984), where he was invited to join the staff and editorial board for the Law Journal. Prior to starting at CSC in 1998, Mr. Jordan was an associate and later a partner at Morris James Hitchens & Williams, and an associate at Potter Anderson & Corroon from 1985-1987. In addition, Mr. Jordan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware from 1987 -1992. Mr. Jordan's nomination hearing before the full Senate Judiciary committee took place on September 18, 2002, less than two months ago. Now that Mr. Jordan has been approved by the full U.S. Senate his commission will be signed by the President and he will be sworn in and take his seat on the federal bench in Wilmington.