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Jan 4, 2013 4:51 AM by AP/CS

Lawyer re-nominated for federal judgeship in B.R.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has re-nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Baton Rouge.

Dick, a Baton Rouge attorney, originally was nominated in April 2012. She is one of 33 candidates for federal judgeships who were re-nominated Thursday by Obama.

Obama said in a statement that many of the nominations "could have and should have been confirmed" before the Senate adjourned.

Dick was nominated fill the seat in the Middle District of Louisiana left vacant by the death of Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph Tyson.

She is a founding partner at the Baton Rouge law firm of Forrester & Dick LLC.

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