From: Amy Mcdonald
To: Sen. Weiler, T.,
Subject: Hello from a former student and new lawyer :)
Date: 2020-12-04T18:39:05Z
Hi Senator Weiler, 

I am reaching out as a constituent and as a new attorney about to be a member of the Utah bar (*hopefully*). I also met you recently in one of my law school classes with Jason Perry at the U--thanks for taking the time to come to speak to us. I have since graduated and am practicing civil litigation at Kirton McConkie under diploma privilege. 

I am wondering if you can give your constituents more insight into the confirmation of Margaret Plane to the Court of Appeals. If I understand the law correctly, the Senate is mandated by the Utah Constitution to at least give the governor's nominations for judges a shot at being confirmed. Is there a reason for the stall of confirmation? 

As a new female attorney, it concerns me that Margaret Plane's nomination is being stalled by the committee (if that is the case). It makes me wonder what the place of female attorneys is in the minds of the judiciary confirmation committee and in our state legislature. I know you  mentioned in class that this was something important to you in your work, so I thought I would reach out in the chances that you might get back to me. 

Hope to hear from you soon. Stay safe. 


Amy McDonald