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U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate for federal judgeship
U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, to serve as a district court judge in Los Angeles. President Obama nominated Birotte, who has served as the L.A. area's top federal prosecutor since 2010, to the federal bench in April. Birotte began his career as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles and later served for six years as the Los Angeles Police Department's inspector general. Birotte will replace Judge Gary Allen Feess, a Clinton appointee who retired in March. In a statement, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who recommended Birotte for both the U.S. attorney's post...

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