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Obama nominates southern Illinois lawyer to federal bench

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Associated Press

BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The president is nominating a southwestern Illinois attorney to fill a vacant seat on the U.S. District Court.

The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports Nancy Rosenstengel was nominated to the seat on the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois that's held by retiring judge G. Patrick Murphy.

Murphy is set to retire next month.

Rosenstengel has been clerk of the court since 2009. She graduated from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Law.

The 45-year-old was one of five candidates recommended to the president this summer by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

Her nomination must be approved by the U.S. Senate.

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