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Senate OKs appointment of Pima County judge to US court

May 19, 2020 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s appointment of Pima County Superior Court Judge Scott Rash as a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona.

The Senate’s vote Tuesday on confirmation of Rash’s appointment was 74-20..

Trump nominated Rash last September to fill a vacancy created in April 2018 by Judge Cindy Jorgenson’s shift to senior status.

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Rash’s appointment last year and formally endorsed it in January.

Then-Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Rash as a Superior Court judge in 2010. He previously worked in private practice with a Tucson law firm and before that as an Arizona assistant attorney general.

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Republican Sen. Martha McSally said Rash has a strong work ethic and is fair-minded and will be an excellent federal judge.