1st Hispanic judge named for Southern District of Indiana

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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.

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