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Vermont judge is on fast track to confirmation

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The nominee to the federal bench in Vermont is on a fast track to confirmation.

Vermont Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Crawford was nominated by President Barack Obama May 19 and was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee June 12. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the full Senate could confirm Crawford as early as Tuesday.

The 59-year-old Crawford served a decade as a superior court judge before being nominated last year to the state Supreme Court.

If Crawford is confirmed Tuesday, he will have gone from nomination to confirmation in just 35 days.

Crawford would succeed federal judge William Sessions, who took senior status this month.

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