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Posted at 2:32 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

D.C. lawyers nominated for judgeships

By Keith L. Alexander
Keith L. Alexander

The District's Judicial Nomination Commission has submitted the names of nine Washington attorneys to President Obama ahead of his selection of three nominees to fill three upcoming judicial vacancies on D.C. Superior Court.

The Commission nominated:


  • Catharine F. Easterly of the District's Public Defender Service;

  • Teresa A. Howie, prosecutor with the District's U.S. Attorney's Office;

  • Steven M. Wellner, an administrative law judge with the District's Office of Administrative Hearings;

  • Alfred F. Belcuore, private practice attorney;

  • Rainey Ransom Brandt, special counsel to D.C. Superior Court's Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield;

  • Jennifer A. DiToro, legal director with the Children's Law Center;

  • Donna M. Murphy, with the civil rights division of the Justice Department;

  • Gary S. Thompson, partner at Reed Smith LLP; and

  • Yvonne M. Williams with Miller & Chevalier Chartered


The President has 60 days to select three nominees to fill the vacancies of retiring judges Kaye K. Christian, Brook Hedge and Judith E. Retchin.

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 6, 2010; 2:32 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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