President Obama announced the decision on June 7. If confirmed, Meyer would replace former Judge Mark Kravitz, who died last year.
“I am very honored and flattered and if confirmed, I will work very hard to justify the confidence that the president and senators have placed in me,” said Meyer.
“We are very pleased for Jeff–he has been a wonderful colleague, and he will be an extraordinarily good judge,” said Brad Saxton, dean of the School of Law. “We will be sorry to lose him as a member of our faculty, but our loss is Connecticut’s gain. I can’t think of a better candidate for this position, and I know that he will serve as judge with great intelligence, energy, compassion, fairness and wisdom.”
Before coming to Quinnipiac, Meyer served as senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and he was assistant U.S. Attorney in Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. A former Supreme Court clerk, Meyer worked for former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.
Meyer’s wife, Linda, is a professor in the School of Law.