Senate Confirms Dorsey as Nevada US Federal Judge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Jennifer Dorsey, Courtesy Eric Jamison/Studio J Inc.

Jennifer Dorsey, Courtesy Eric Jamison/Studio J Inc.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. Senate has approved Las Vegas attorney Jennifer Dorsey to become a federal district court judge in Nevada.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recommended Dorsey for the bench and released a statement after Tuesday's 54-41 vote emphasizing her Las Vegas hometown roots.

Dorsey graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Pepperdine University School of Law in California. She is a partner in the Las Vegas firm Kemp, Jones & Coulthard.

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller voted against Dorsey's confirmation.

Heller says he was uncomfortable with financial contributions made to a super PAC associated with Reid while Reid was considering Dorsey's nomination.

Republicans opposed Dorsey's nomination after reports that her law partners donated $150,000 to the PAC.

Dorsey will replace Larry Hicks, who took senior judge status.

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