Senate Approves First New Calif. Federal Judges Since 2015

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday easily confirmed three BigLaw veterans to become judges in the Central District of California, giving the Golden State its first new federal jurists in five years and easing what the Los Angeles-based district's chief judge called "a crisis of unprecedented magnitude."

The Central District of California, based in Los Angeles, is getting three new federal judges who were confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Each of the three uncontroversial nominees had a "well-qualified" rating from the American Bar Association and drew support from more than 80 senators. Their approvals fill the...

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