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D.C. Superior Court’s top judge, Satterfield, reappointed for second term

Lee F. Satterfield, chief judge of the D.C. Superior Court, was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term as head of the court.

In 2008, Satterfield, 53, ran against another judge for the position and won the top spot. His current term ends Sept. 30. Satterfield announced he planned to run for a second term earlier this year and was the only candidate vying for the position. His selection was expected.

Satterfield’s new term begins Oct. 1.

Satterfield was selected by the seven-member Judicial Nomination Commission. The Commission — composed of chairman and U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, four D.C. attorneys, a local minister and a representative of the AFL-CIO — decides on the court’s top job.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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