Comments for: Maine lawyer William Kayatta Jr. confirmed as federal judge

Posted Feb. 13, 2013, at 11:07 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.

WASHINGTON — By an 88-12 vote, Cape Elizabeth lawyer William Kayatta Jr. on Wednesday became the first judicial nominee of President Barack Obama’s second term — and the first in seven months — to win U.S. Senate confirmation. It has been a long time coming. Obama first nominated Kayatta, 59, …

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