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So. Fla. judge nominated to US appeals court

November 10, 2013
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida federal judge has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The president has chosen U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenbaum of Fort Lauderdale to fill a vacancy on the court. Rosenbaum's nomination requires Senate confirmation.

The Atlanta-based 11th Circuit hears federal appeals from courts in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Rosenbaum is a former federal prosecutor who got her law degree from the University of Miami. She was appointed a federal magistrate judge in 2007 and was named a district judge by Obama in 2012.

If confirmed, Rosenbaum would replace Rosemary Barkett, who left the appeals court to join the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal based in The Hague, Netherlands. Barkett is also a former Florida Supreme Court chief justice.



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