Former U.S. attorney for Utah, David B. Barlow, was confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as Utah's newest federal judge.
He was nominated by President Donald Trump to alleviate the strain on the court that only has four full-time judges on the bench. In July, Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee introduced Barlow at his nomination hearing before the Judiciary Committee.
The senators released the following statement regarding Barlow's confirmation
We have full confidence David will serve Utah and the country with honor and integrity, faithfully applying the law and our Constitution to all matters and parties that come before him. We wish him well as he begins this next chapter of service to our nation as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah.
Barlow previously served as general counsel to Lee and now works as a lawyer at an international law firm in Salt Lake City.
Former President Barack Obama nominated and the Senate confirmed Barlow as Utah's U.S. attorney in 2011. He held the job until 2014.