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Trump nominates Susan Brnovich, Arizona AG’s wife, to federal judgeship

President Donald Trump, joined by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, waits for members of the media to take their places before signing Section 201 actions in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump has nominated Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susan Brnovich as a U.S. District Court judge.

Brnovich is the wife of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

She has served as a state-level judge since 2009 overseeing criminal, civil and family court cases.

Prior to serving as a Superior Court judge, Brnovich was a court commissioner for five years and was a county prosecutor for eight years.

She earned her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trump also nominated Dominic Lanza, the chief and executive assistant U.S. attorney at the state’s district office, as a U.S. District Court judge. Lanza has also served as a law clerk to Judge Pamela A. Rymer at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The nominations will require Senate approval.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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