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The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse. The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse, home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on June 6, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is recommending Jia Cobb, a civil rights attorney, to fill U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s seat on the Washington, D.C., trial court.

Norton, who is the sole representative for D.C. in Congress, plays the role under President Joe Biden that senators typically have when it comes to recommending judges for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In a statement Thursday announcing Cobb’s recommendation, Norton said “Cobb possesses all the necessary qualities to be an exceptional federal judge.”

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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