Jennifer Dorsey Confirmed to Federal Bench

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jennifer A. Dorsey of Las Vegas as a federal judge for the U.S. District of Nevada.
     Dorsey, 42, will fill the judgeship vacant since July 9, 2010, when U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson assumed senior status.
     The Senate refused to hold a confirmation vote for Dorsey after President Obama nominated her last September. He renominated her on Jan. 3.
     Dorsey has practiced law with Kemp, Jones & Coulthard in Las Vegas since 1997, and has been a partner with the firm since 2004. She graduated from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 1994 and received her J.D., cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was on the Law Review.
     Dorsey’s confirmation leaves the federal bench in Nevada with one vacancy on its seven allotted judgeships.
     Eighty-three vacancies remain on the federal bench: 16 on U.S. Courts of Appeal and 67 on U.S. District Courts. President Obama has not pressed the issue of appointments with recalcitrant Republicans.

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