October 03, 2017
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford (R-Okla.) reaffirmed their support of the President’s nomination of Judge Charles Goodwin to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in a joint statement:
“Charles Goodwin was appointed by his peers and has served as a U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of Oklahoma for four years, demonstrating a strong reputation for being fair and ethical. Judge Goodwin was nominated because of his strong credentials and the recommendation of his peers in Oklahoma. He received a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating of 5.0, a “preeminent” rating for “the highest level of professional excellence."
“While we recognize the evaluation given by the American Bar Association, the fact remains that the ABA uses limited criteria and their opinion should not impede a successful Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. We deeply appreciate that the White House remains steadfast in their nomination of Judge Goodwin, and look forward to him receiving a full and fair consideration by the Senate Judiciary committee. We stand by Judge Goodwin and his nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.”