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Feinstein turns to La Jolla attorney

La Jolla resident David S. Casey Jr. and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis have been picked to serve on committees to recommend nominees for federal judges and U.S. attorneys and marshals to President-elect Barack Obama. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., has established five-member advisory committees in each of California’s four federal districts. The panels will be responsible for carefully screening applications, interviewing applicants and recommending finalists.

“I will be using bipartisan judicial advisory committees made up of highly qualified attorneys throughout California to select nominees to recommend to the President,’' Feinstein said in a statement.

Dumanis will serve on Feinstein’s judicial advisory committee, and San Diego attorney David S. Casey Jr. will oversee all of the committees.

Besides Dumanis, other members of Feinstein’s judicial advisory committee in the Southern District of California are: David Noonan, Alan Brubaker, Nadia Bermudez, and Beatrice Kemp, general counsel of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation.

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Feinstein and Sen. Barbara Boxer, also D-Calif., have agreed to share responsibility for recommending the nominees.