Senate votes to confirm two judicial nominations

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The Senate also confirmed by voice-vote Shelly Deckert Dick to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said Dick’s temperament “is appropriate for the bench.”

“I am happy that [Obama] sent her name up to the Senate and that the [Judiciary] Committee has unanimously recommended her for nomination,” Landrieu said ahead of the vote. “She brings with her years of experience.”

Landrieu added that Dick would be the first woman to serve on the Middle District of Louisiana, saying it’s “high time.”