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Obama nominates Murphy Firm partner for federal bench
Obama nominates Murphy Firm partner for federal bench

President Barack Obama has nominated trial attorney Paula Xinis to become a U.S. District Court judge in Maryland. Xinis, a partner at the Baltimore law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, was an assistant federal public defender for 13 years, and previously was a clerk for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She will fill a vacancy in the Southern Division in Greenbelt left when Judge Deborah Chasanow moved to senior status, and will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Obama said in a statement that he was "confident" Xinis "will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice." Carl...

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