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DISTRICT BRIEFING

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Fenty to Fill Spot on Panel That Picks Judges

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is expected to fill a vacancy today on the panel that selects administrative law judges for the city. That would help pave the way for a reappointment decision on Roy Pearson, the administrative law judge who sued his dry cleaner for $54 million.

A spokeswoman for Fenty said Superior Court Judge Anita Josey-Herring will be sworn in today as the third member of the appointment panel. Earlier, when the panel had only two members, the mayor had asked it to hold off on deciding whether Pearson should get a full 10-year term. His earlier term expired in April.

However, even with the panel's third seat filled, it was not clear last night when a decision might come. After Pearson lost his lawsuit, it was reported that the panel would await a judge's ruling on whether Pearson should pay the cleaners' legal bill.

-- Martin Weil and Henri Cauvin

SOUTHEAST SLAYING

Man, 30, Is Found Shot to Death

D.C. police found a 30-year-old man who had been shot several times and killed in Southeast Washington early yesterday.

Jermaine M. Holliway was discovered in the 2600 block of Birney Place at 1:30 a.m., police said. Holliway, who was found in the same block where he lived, was pronounced dead shortly after by the D.C. medical examiner.

-- Allison Klein


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