(Rogers) will be a fine addition to the Sixth Circuit.
He is intelligent, fair and hard-working. I would
expect John to be a voice for civility and collegiality
on the court."
UK College of Law
Ky. (Nov. 20, 2002) -- University of Kentucky College of Law professor
John Rogers won confirmation to the U.S. Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeals on Nov. 15. Rogers was nominated
last January by President George W. Bush.
Allan Vestal, dean of the UK College of Law, said
Rogers was an excellent choice. "John will be
a fine addition to the Sixth Circuit. He is intelligent,
fair and hard-working. I would expect John to be a
voice for civility and collegiality on the court," said Vestal.
Rogers has been at UK since 1978 and teaches international
and constitutional law. He is a graduate of Stanford
University and the University of Michigan law school.
Prior to teaching, he was an appellate attorney in
the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Twice, he has been a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in
"While we will greatly miss John at the College
of Law, he will always have an office here and we
would hope that from time to time he will be able
to teach at the College," Vestal said. "His
appointment is a good reflection on the quality of
the College of Law and the strengths of our faculty."
Rogers, who was traveling out of the country, could
not be reached for comment. In an earlier interview,
Rogers said he was excited and honored to be nominated
by President Bush to the court.
The Sixth Circuit, seated in Cincinnati, covers Kentucky,
Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Only the U.S. Supreme
Court can overturn a circuit court decision.