The White House today nominated Assistant United States Attorney Robert Okun to fill the seat of retiring Judge Linda Davis.
Davis was a well-respected jurist, who had previously worked for both the Public Defender Service and the Justice Department, in their civil rights division. She also presided over the successful Mental Health Community Court.
Okun had a good reputation as a prosecutor, and recently was the chief of Special Proceedings, the fix-it branch of the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s office. Like the judge he replaces, Okun is a graduate of Harvard Law School – which seems to be a defining factor in Obama’s choices for judgeships.
How will Okun do in D.C. Marijuana cases? Stay tuned.
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