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President Nominates Dr. Joshua Wright To FTC

President Barack Obama Tuesday nominated Dr. Joshua Wright to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission.

Wright, a Republican, is currently a professor at George
Mason University School of Law. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Wright,
who served as the inaugural scholar in residence at the FTC's competition
bureau in 2007-2008.

Wright's resume also includes teaching public policy at
Pepperdine and a clerkship for California U.S. District court Judge James

The term of Commissioner J. Thomas Rush (Republican) expires
Sept. 25, but he can continue to serve until a replacement, in this case Wright,  is confirmed.