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Senate confirms new judge for 4th Circuit

The U.S. Senate has consented to President Barack Obama’s appointment of Charleston, W.Va., attorney Stephanie Thacker for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The president nominated Thacker this past September. Yesterday evening, the Senate voted 91-3 in her favor, according to The West Virginia Record.

Thacker has been in private practice with a Charleston law firm since 2006. Before that, she worked as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Thacker replaces Judge M. Blane Michael, who died last year.

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