Thursday, September 06, 2007, 5:49 PM
President Bush has nominated Steve Matthews, a Columbia, S.C. attorney, to the seat vacated by Judge Billy Wilkins who retired earlier this year. Matthews is managing partner at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd who practices corporate and public finance law. His firm bio is here. A Yale Law grad, he's a former president of the S.C. Chapter of the Federalist Society, and he's a board member of the Landmark Legal Foundation (along with former AG Ed Meese, for whom Matthews served as an assistant in the Reagan Justice Department). Landmark Legal Foundation is the organization headed by radio personality Mark Levin.