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Law360 (March 15, 2019, 1:09 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump named Friday a judicial nominee for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as one for the Northern District of Texas, which is one of 85 "judicial emergencies" where judges have hefty workloads and empty seats have long been open.

The two nominees, Justice Ada Brown on Texas' Fifth Court of Appeals for the Northern District of Texas and Magistrate Judge David Novak for the Eastern District of Virginia, would add to the backlog of dozens of judicial nominees currently working their way through the U.S. Senate.

Before joining the appellate court in 2013, Justice Brown practiced at...

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