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Tulsa gets new federal judge

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ There's a new federal judge in Tulsa. The longtime lawyer John Dowdell took an oath Friday that made him the newest district judge with the Tulsa-based Northern District of Oklahoma federal court. 

Dowdell filled a vacancy on the bench that had existed for about three years. Dowdell's interest in the job was sparked in 2008 when he learned U.S. District Judge Terence Kern was considering shifting to senior status - or partially retiring - at some point after that year's presidential election.

 President Barack Obama nominated Dowdell for the judicial post this February, but the Senate didn't confirm his nomination until December 11th.

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