Obama Picks State Judge, Atty For District Courts

Law360, New York (July 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has announced two picks for federal judgeships, nominating Irene Berger, a circuit court judge, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and attorney Roberto A. Lange to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota.

Obama sent the nominations to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

Currently a judge on the Circuit Court of Kanawha County in Charleston, W.Va., Berger will become the state's first African-American district judge if she is confirmed. Lange is now a partner...
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