Obama Taps NJ Magistrate Judge For 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz to serve on the Third Circuit, replacing U.S. Circuit Judge Maryanne T. Barry, who assumed senior status in June.

Judge Shwartz has served as a magistrate judge for the New Jersey federal court since 2003. Before she moved to the bench, Judge Shwartz worked in the New Jersey U.S. attorney's office, prosecuting a wide range of criminal cases and rising to the position of executive assistant U.S. attorney.

After receiving her law degree from the...
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