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U.S. Attorney would be first openly gay federal judge in Texas

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Robert Pitman
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Pitman, who is openly gay, made history in 2011 when he became the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms two openly gay nominees to the federal bench

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
gay-judges
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed two openly gay nominees to the federal bench, the White House announced. Darrin Gayles was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and Staci Yandle was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of [...]

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First openly lesbian federal judge in Michigan takes oath

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Judith Levy
DETROIT -- The first openly lesbian federal judge in the U.S. 6th Circuit was sworn in Tuesday by Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms first out lesbian to federal bench in Michigan

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Judith Levy
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate this week voted to confirm Judith Levy as a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Levy, 55, becomes the first openly lesbian federal judge in Michigan. [...]

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Twenty-seven liberal groups oppose Obama judicial nominee

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Michael Boggs
WASHINGTON -- Twenty-seven liberal groups are pressuring Senate Democrats to reject one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees. [...]

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Obama nominates diverse group of candidates for U.S. courts

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Darrin Gayles
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama nominated a diverse group of candidates Wednesday to be judges as the White House tries to address concerns from black lawmakers about minority representation on the federal bench. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms nation’s first openly gay federal appellate judge

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Todd M. Hughes
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Todd M. Hughes to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, making him the first openly gay person to serve as a federal appellate judge. [...]

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Rubio withdraws support for nomination of gay black judge to federal bench

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Marco Rubio
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has withdrawn his support for the nomination of an openly gay Miami judge after expressing concerns about the judge’s “fitness” for the federal bench. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms first openly gay Latina to serve on the federal bench

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Nitza Quiñones Alejandro
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the first ever openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms openly lesbian federal prosecutor for U.S. judgeship

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Pamela Ki Mai Chen
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed confirmed the nomination of Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela Ki Mai Chen to serve on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. [...]

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