Ex-Drug Prosecutor Named Seattle Federal Judge

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/134812_judge13.html A former prosecutor and judge who once helped set up a drug-treatment program may become the first Latino on the federal bench in Seattle, the Post-Intelligencer reports. U.S. Magistrate Ricardo Martinez, who dreamed of being a lawyer while growing up in a migrant farm family, has been nominated by President Bush. Martinez, 52, was a prosecutor in King County (Seattle) for 10 years. He said he had vowed that "when people leave my courtroom, even if they are unhappy . . .

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