THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            October 9, 2009

President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Christina Reiss to the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Christina Reiss to the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.  Judge Reiss currently serves as a State Judge in the Lamoille District of the Vermont Superior Court and Vermont District Courts.
"I am honored to nominate Judge Reiss to the United States District Court," President Obama said.  "Her impressive judicial career stands as a testament to her formidable intellect and integrity.  I am confident she will serve the people of Vermont with distinction on the District Court bench."
Judge Christina Reiss: Nominee for the District of Vermont
Judge Christina Reiss currently serves as a State Judge in the Lamoille District of the Vermont Superior Court and Vermont District Courts. She received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and her law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989.  Upon graduation, Judge Reiss clerked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to her appointment to the bench in 2004, Judge Reiss was in private practice as a litigator specializing in a wide range of areas including media, land use, business, employment and federal criminal law. She received a unanimous well-qualified rating from the ABA and is being nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.
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