Investiture of U.S. District Judge Liles Burke

The investiture of U.S. District Judge Liles Burke of Cherokee Ridge took place Thursday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Huntsville. Burke was nominated to the federal bench in 2017 by President Donald Trump. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last October and he took the bench later in 2018. His father, Claud Burke, an Arab attorney for more than 50 years, administered the oath of office, as he has done for all of Burke's investitures, including Arab Muncipal Judge, Marshall County District Judge and Alabama Appellate Judge. Pictured above is his family. From left, his step-mother, Sharon Burke, his mother, Jane McDonald, son Claud Liles, daughter (hidden) Camilla Jane, father Claud Burke and his wife, Natalie Burke. For more on the investiture, including remarks from Judge Liles Burke and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, please see next Wednesday's Tribune.

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