Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 27, 2009

AFTERNOON UPDATE — Berger confirmed for federal judgeship

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has approved Judge Irene Berger’s nomination as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The nomination and approval of Berger, a native of Berwind in McDowell County, was applauded by both U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

The vote in favor of Judge Berger’s nomination was unanimous — 96 to 0. The federal judgeship is seated in Bluefield.

For more on this story, and other news, see Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph.

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