THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT MAKES THREE NOMINATIONS TO FEDERAL DISTRICT BENCH The President today nominated three individuals to serve on the
U.S. District Court: Joseph H. McKinley for the Western District of Kentucky, Robert H. Whaley for the Eastern District of Washington, and B. Lynn Winmill for the District of Idaho.
Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., 40, has served as a judge on the Daviess County Circuit Court since 1992. Prior to joining the bench, he was a partner with the Owensboro law firm of Meyer, Hutchinson, McKinley & Haynes, where he specialized in commercial and civil litigation. While in private practice, McKinley also served as an Assistant Daviess County Attorney and as a commissioner on the Kentucky Oil and Gas Commission. McKinley received a J.D. degree from the University of Louisville Law School and a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Teresa, have three children and reside in Owensboro.
Robert H. Whaley, 53, has served since 1992 as a judge on the Spokane County Superior Court. From 1972 to 1992, he was a partner in the Spokane law firm of Winston & Cashatt. Before entering private practice, Whaley served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington and as a litigator with the Land and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Whaley received a J.D. degree from Emory University and a B.A. degree from Princeton University. He and his wife, Lucinda, have one child and reside in Spokane.
B. Lynn Winmill, 43, has served since 1987 as a judge on Idaho's Sixth Judicial District Court in Pocatello. Prior to taking the bench, he was a trial lawyer with the Pocatello law firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, and also practiced with the Denver firm of Holland & Hart. Winmill received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Idaho State University. He and his wife, Judy, have three children and reside in Pocatello.