2012-05-24 / Church News

Obama Nominates Pa. Attorney For Federal Bench

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has nominated an attorney and a federal magistrate to fill a pair of vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania.

Obama on Thursday said he nominated Matthew Brann and Judge Malachy Edward Mannion for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Brann is a partner at the law firm of Brann, Williams, Caldwell & Sheetz and is chairman of the state Republican Party’s northeast caucus. He previously served as a law clerk with the Court of Common Pleas in Bradford

County.

Mannion has been a U.S. Magistrate for the Middle District since 2001. He was previously a federal prosecutor and formerly served as chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

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