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The Senate this week, by voice vote, confirmed the Connecticut Superior Court Judge Kari Dooley of Newtown to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court of Connecticut.

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy issued a joint statement applauding her confirmation to the federal bench.

“Kari Dooley has served with integrity, intellect and fairness, and will bring to the federal bench years of experience as a judge, a prosecutor, and a lawyer in private practice. We know that she will be a fair and honorable judge,” Blumenthal and Murphy said.

Dooley, a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, has served on the bench since 2004. Before that, she spent 12 years as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. From 1988 to 1992, she worked at the law firm Whitman and Ransom in Greenwich.