President Obama has nominated Judge David Ogden Nuffer to the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and Thomas Owen Rice to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Judge Nuffer is a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Utah, a position he has held on a full-time basis since 2003 and held on a part-time basis from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Rice is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, a position he has held since 1987. The seat to which Judge Nuffer has been nominated is considered to be a judicial emergency by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
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