U.S. Circuit Judge Bill Pryor

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President Barack Obama is nominating a conservative Alabama Republican for a seat on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

The Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/119Nrj1 ) reports that the White House is supporting U.S. Circuit Judge Bill Pryor for the position.

The 50-year-old Pryor serves on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with an office in Birmingham. He's a native of Mobile.