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Friday, March 17, 2006


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Nomination of Stephen Larson To District Court Approved In Senate Vote


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The U.S. Senate yesterday approved, on a voice vote, the nomination of Magistrate Judge Stephen Larson to a judgeship on the District Court for the Central District of California.

Larson will sit in Riverside, where he has served in his present post since 2000.

He was nominated for a judgeship after being recommended by the bipartisan Judicial Advisory Committee established to nominate District Court judges in California.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., released a statement saying:

“Judge Larson’s nomination through this process, along with his impressive record of public service, gives me confidence that he comes to the bench without an agenda and that he will serve the people of California and the nation with wisdom, integrity, and humility.”

Before becoming a magistrate judge, Larson served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California, where he was chief of the U.S. Attorney Office’s Organized Crime Strike Force and coordinator of its Russian Organized Crime Unit.

He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his law degree from USC.


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