Obama Taps Ritter Aide, Ex-Wis. Justice For Posts

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 3:18 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has named his picks for three U.S. attorneys in Oklahoma, Missouri and Colorado — including a top aide to Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter — and tapped the first black justice to serve on Wisconsin's Supreme Court to be a federal judge in the state.

The president sent nominations to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday for current assistant U.S. attorneys Sanford Coats and Beth Phillips to head the Western District of Oklahoma and the Western District of Missouri, respectively, and for Ritter's Deputy Chief...
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