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Trump gets four names for federal bench in Milwaukee

The two U.S. Senators from Wisconsin have given The White House the names of four candidates to replace Judge Rudolph Randa on the federal bench in Milwaukee.

Sens. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, and Ron Johnson, a Republican, recommended to President Donald Trump:

  • Joseph Bugni, an associate federal public defender;
  • Samuel Hall Jr., a managing partner at Crivello Carlson in Milwaukee;
  • Brett Ludwig, a judge in U.S. Bankruptcy Court;
  • and Daniel Vaccaro, a partner at Michael Best in Milwaukee

The candidates have all received recommendations from the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission. The seat has been open since Randa stepped down in February 2016.

Trump nominated the attorney Gordon Giampietro for the position in December 2017. But Baldwin stopped supporting him after he came under renewed criticism for remarks he had made against the judicial decision legalizing gay marriage.

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