Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, November 14, 2023


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Alba Confirmed as Judge of Ninth Circuit


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The U.S. Senate yesterday voted 48-43 to confirm the nomination of District Court Judge Ana de Alba of the Eastern District of California as a judge of the  Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

She replaces Judge Paul Watford  who resigned.

 Chief U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of Eastern District of California commented:

“Hearty congratulations to Judge de Alba! We are thrilled that the U.S. Senate has recognized  her stellar qualifications and substantial experience as fully supporting her elevation to the  federal appellate court.

“The news is bittersweet for us, of course, given that we lose a valued  colleague and a wonderful judge from the federal trial court.”


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