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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing on Nomination of HBA-DC Member Rudy Contreras for Federal Bench

Tuesday, October 11, 2011  

On October 4, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Rudy Contreras to succeed Judge Ricardo M. Urbina on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Rudy Contreras, a longtime HBA-DC mentor, is the Chief of the Civil Division in the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office.


You can watch a webcast of the hearing at


Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton recommended Mr. Contreras to President Obama and introduced him to the Senate Judiciary Committee at the hearing. The HBA-DC endorsed Mr. Contreras for the position in January 2011 and calls on the Senate to confirm him promptly.

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