Senate Confirms US District Judges For Pa., NM

Law360, Philadelphia (June 17, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT) -- In a voice vote on Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed candidates to fill two U.S. district court vacancies, giving the final nod to Magistrate Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzalez in the District of New Mexico.

Judge Restrepo, a native of Colombia who has served as a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since June 2006, and Gonzalez, who’s held a post as U.S. attorney in New Mexico since 2010, were nominated by President Barack...
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