Senate Confirms RI Judge To Join 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rhode Island Superior Court Justice O. Rogeriee Thompson to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Wednesday, the same day that President Barack Obama issued two nominations for district court positions in Delaware and Georgia.

Following a 98-0 vote, Thompson became the first black judge and the second woman to serve on the Boston-based federal appeals court.

Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who recommended Thompson to Obama for the First Circuit...
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