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Presidential Nominations and Withdrawl Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

Gonzalo P. Curiel, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice Thomas J. Whelan, retired.

John Z. Lee, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, vice David H. Coar, retired.

William B. Pollard, III, of New York, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review. (New Position)

George Levi Russell, III, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, vice Peter J. Messitte, retired.

Scott L. Silliman, of North Carolina, to be a Judge of the  United States Court of Military Commission Review. (New Position)

Richard Gary Taranto, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit  Judge for the Federal Circuit, vice Paul R. Michel, retired.

John J. Tharp, Jr., of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, vice Blanche M. Manning, retired.

WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE:

Edward Carroll DuMont, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, vice Paul R. Michel, retired, which was sent to the Senate on January 5, 2011.