Ex-prosecutor is choice for South Texas bench
A Mexican-born former federal prosecutor has been nominated for a U.S. District Court vacancy in South Texas. President Barack Obama nominated Marina Garcia Marmolejo to a U.S. District Court vacancy in the Southern District of Texas. The vacancy was left by the resignation of U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Galveston. The U.S. Senate must confirm nomination of the 39-year-old naturalized Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, native, but Texas’ GOP senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, praised the choice.