President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he intends to nominate Judge Gerard Lynch for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Andre Davis for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Lynch currently serves as a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to that, Lynch served from 1992 to 2000 as counsel to the firm Covington & Burling in New York.

He has also served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the Southern District of New York US Attorney's Office from 1990 to 1992, and Special Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel Carol Elder Bruce from 1999 to 2000.

Davis currently serves on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and is also a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College.

He is also a past president of the Executive Committee of the Maryland Judicial Conference and a former member of the Judicial Institute of Maryland's Board of Directors.

Judges Lynch and Davis are two jurists with exceptional records of integrity and fairness, Obama said.

They will be voices of reason and even-handedness on the Second and Fourth Circuits. Their service to the District Courts of New York and Maryland has been invaluable and I am honored to put them forward to serve on the Second and Fourth Circuits.

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