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Senate sends Conn. judge to US appeals court

November 29, 2011
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HARTFORD, Conn.—The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed the nomination of Federal District Court Judge Christopher Droney to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal praised the Senate action late Monday.

Lieberman said Droney's experience as a federal judge, including as a visiting judge on the Second Circuit court, and career in public and private practice make him well-suited for the Appeals Court.

Blumenthal praised Droney's scholarship, intellect and adherence to precedent.

President Barack Obama nominated Droney in May.

Droney, who is from West Hartford, has been federal district judge for Connecticut since he was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1997. He previously was a lawyer and served as mayor of West Hartford from 1985 to 1989.

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