Three candidates recommended to Obama for seat on D.C. Court of Appeals

The District organization that selects judges for local courts nominated three names Wednesday for the D.C. Court of Appeals to replace one of the retiring judges on the bench.

The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission nominated D.C. Solicitor General Todd S. Kim, D.C. Superior Court Judge Neal E. Kravitz and attorney Paul R. Q. Wolfson of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr.

The nominees, who were narrowed from 11 applicants in October, were recommended to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Court of Appeals Judge Kathryn A. Oberly.

The commission will forward the three names to President Obama, who will have 60 days to select a final nominee.

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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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