WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement following the passing of Laurie Smith Camp, the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska:

“Today Nebraska lost one of its finest citizens. Judge Smith Camp was a friend and a well-respected jurist. I appreciated her counsel on the three vacancies on Nebraska’s federal courts we worked to fill. I am saddened by her passing and send my deepest condolences to her family.”

Judge Smith Camp served as Chief Judge for the District of Nebraska from December 1, 2011 to November 1, 2018. She assumed senior status on December 1, 2018.