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Obama nominates 3 to Texas judicial vacancies

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DALLAS (AP) — The San Antonio-based lead federal prosecutor for West Texas, a federal magistrate for East Texas and a patent and product liability lawyer from Texarkana, Texas, have been nominated to vacant U.S. district court seats in Texas.

President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman to a Western District court to succeed Royal Furgeson Jr., who retired. Pitman has been the top federal prosecutor for West Texas since 2011.

Also nominated were U.S. Magistrate Amos Mazzant of Sherman, who would succeed retired Judge T. John Ward, and Robert W. Schroeder III of Texarkana, who would succeed retired Judge David Folsom.

All of the nominations must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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