INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first judge of Hispanic heritage has been named to serve in the federal Southern District of Indiana.
Mario Garcia will fill a new magistrate judgeship created for the district by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the Southern District announced Garcia’s selection Friday.
A judicial merit selection committee reviewed 31 applications and recommended five candidates. The district judges interviewed the five candidates and selected Garcia.