Committee Confirms Two Federal Judges

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to confirm two Alaska women for federal Judgeships – Morgan Christen to the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court, and Sharon Gleason to the US District Court.  Christen is currently on the state Supreme Court, so if the full Senate agrees, Governor Parnell will be able to appoint a new judge to the high court, from a selection of nominees presented to him by a state panel.