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Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

Gary Blankinship, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas for the term of four years, vice Ruben Monzon, resigned.

Christopher Reid Cooper, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, vice Royce C. Lamberth, retired.

Daniel D. Crabtree, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas, vice John W. Lungstrum, retired.

Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Raymond C. Fisher, retired.

M. Douglas Harpool, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, vice Richard E. Dorr, deceased.

Robert L. Hobbs, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas for the term of four years, vice John Lee Moore, term expired.

Sheryl H. Lipman, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, vice Jon P. McCalla, retired.

Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, vice Harvey Bartle, III, retired.

Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, vice Deanell Reece Tacha, retired.

John B. Owens, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Stephen S. Trott, retired.