- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday he intends to nominate four people, including a former Pennsylvania attorney general, to serve as federal judges in eastern Pennsylvania.

The White House said attorneys Wendy Beetlestone, Mark A. Kearney, Joseph F. Leeson Jr., and Gerald J. Pappert will be nominated to serve on U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Pappert was Pennsylvania’s attorney general from 2003 to 2005. He has been a partner at Cozen O’Connor since 2012.

Beetlestone is a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and formerly served as the Philadelphia school district’s general counsel. Kearney is a shareholder at Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski in Blue Bell. Leeson is a partner at Leeson, Leeson & Leeson in Bethlehem.

The nominees require Senate confirmation.

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